When we all make small changes, big things happen

Welcome to Gen Less, the home of inspiring ideas to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions

You’ll find loads of actions you can make that are better for our climate, your wellbeing and your pocket. Choose whatever works best for you.

Get inspired to take climate action.

Where will you start your climate change action?

  • Living

    Living Gen Less means you can focus energy on the things that really matter. Find ways to make a warm and efficient home that saves energy and power bills, and make climate-friendly choices about what you buy, eat and do.

    Living

  • Moving

    Choosing a lower-emissions transport option is one of the best ways to care for our climate. There’s no pressure to change everything all at once. Check out these options and switch it up one trip at a time.

    Moving

  • Running a business

    Join thousands of New Zealand companies making a proactive commitment to use less energy. You’ll save costs as well as emissions, and get ahead of the curve to meet growing demand for climate-conscious products and services.

    Running a business

Our latest campaigns

More pep, less petrol

EVs offer more charm, while causing less harm to the environment thanks to having zero emissions from fuel.

In our latest campaign, we're letting everyone know how great EVs are — and not just for the environment. They’re zippy to drive, cost less to run, and you can charge them overnight at home. They are also now more affordable than ever.

Say no to wasted energy

We're encouraging Kiwis to flip the usual way they think about climate change — because climate action doesn't need to be another burden to carry, it can be liberating and positive.

Our say no to wasted energy campaign is empowering Kiwis to get rid of the stuff on the bottom of their to-do lists. Instead of wasting energy on things and stuff we don't really want or need, we can give ourselves, and the planet, a breather.

Gen Less stories

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  • Kiwi electric motorbike company takes on the world

    21 July 2021

    Farming, food delivery and logistics are just some of the sectors UBCO is targeting with its fun and funky UEVs (Utility Electric Vehicles).

    • Electric vehicles
  • Taxi rides that don’t cost the earth

    13 July 2021

    EkoCabs is a Wellington electric taxi service that's on a mission to electrify the taxi industry in New Zealand and reduce our transport emissions.

    • Electric vehicles
    • Working Gen Less
  • Sustainability leads to savings at Soar Print

    14 July 2021

    At Soar Print, they don't just talk the talk around sustainability, they walk it. With the strongest sustainability credentials of any New Zealand printing company, they're committed to building a cleaner future.

    • Emission reduction
    • Working Gen Less