Every day, we face hundreds of decisions about how we use energy. Energy is everywhere, and in everything we do. From growing a humble carrot to driving an SUV, everything is made possible with energy. 

Living Gen Less

The daily choices we make are opportunities to be more conscious about our energy, and a chance to use less of it.

This website explores the many ways you can do just that. But the most important thing to remember is this: using less energy gives you more. More connections. More fun. More life.

Living Gen Less in everyday life

Why use less energy?

Climate change is real. It’s directly caused by carbon emissions. And a large portion of those comes from the energy we use every day – especially fossil fuels. The end goal of Gen Less is to reduce our energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and stop the most destructive effects of climate change, while we still can.

The good news is, the power is in our hands. So why wait? 

Who's behind Gen Less?

Gen Less is supported by EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority). It’s a government agency dedicated to mobilising New Zealanders to be world leaders in clean and clever energy use. You can learn more about what we do and why on our website.

EECA(external link)