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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  • Nine bits of good climate news in 2020

    27 January 2021

    It’s an understatement to say that 2020 had its challenges - but there was good climate news in 2020, too. Check out these nine good climate news stories from 2020.

  • Cities of the future?

    27 January 2021

    Will living in the city of the future be like The Jetsons, or maybe a bit more lo-fi? Recently, two cities have presented very different visions.

  • Two wheels good

    27 January 2021

    Aotearoa Bike Challenge makes February the perfect month to set yourself the challenge to ride more often, build your confidence, and knock unnecessary car trips on the head.

    • Low emission transport