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.

    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

Stories & updates

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  • 100-year-old Kiwi business leads the way

    25 November 2020

    Auckland business Soar Print won the Climate Action Leader category at the Sustainable Business Network’s 2020 Awards, proving SMEs can set the example for climate-positive business.

    • Efficient equipment
    • Emission reduction
    • Energy management
  • Say no to wasted energy on Xmas gifting this Xmas

    25 November 2020

    If you and your family love exchanging gifts at Xmas, you can keep the joy and have a more sustainable Xmas.

    • Low carbon choices
    • Living Gen Less
  • Have yourself a starry little Christmas

    25 November 2020

    Are you holding out for Black Friday to buy a new appliance for your home? You can get a great deal - and say NO to wasted energy.

    • Appliances
    • Energy Rating Labels
    • Low carbon choices