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. When we all make small changes, big things happen.

Be inspired to take climate action. Live more with less energy.

Say no to wasted energy

Flip the usual way you think about climate change: climate action doesn’t need to be another burden to carry - in fact, it can be liberating and positive.

The Power of No

We’re 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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Stories & updates

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  • Guzzle less gas, whatever you drive

    9 December 2020

    Even if an electric car is out of reach, you can still say no to wasted (petrol) energy when you drive, saving money at the pump and emissions from the atmosphere.

    • Low emission transport
    • Electric vehicles
  • Unwrapping Christmas – say no to wasted energy

    8 December 2020

    New Zealand has one of the highest rates of waste production per capita in the developed world. Say no to wasted energy at Xmas this year with our tips for sustainable gift wrapping.

    • Low carbon choices
    • Living Gen Less
  • The zero food waste Christmas dinner

    8 December 2020

    Make sure you feed tummies, not the tip, this year.

    • Low carbon choices