A lower carbon lifestyle is better for our climate, your wellbeing, and your pocket.
Where will you take climate action?
Make little choices every day that have a big impact, like choosing where you shop, what you wear, what you eat, and what you say.
Get your home set up to save emissions and dollars on heating, water, appliances, insulation, and lighting.
On the move
Check out these lower emissions transport options and pick what suits you - or switch it up one trip at a time.
Curious to learn more about climate change?
Climate change is an issue for New Zealand, and for New Zealanders. Take a look at what that means for us, how we're tracking as a country, and learn how to understand the language of climate change.
Ways to get started
Changes you can make for free
Park the car
Driving less is one of the most impactful things you can do to bring down your carbon footprint – and there are so many ways to do it.
Calculate your footprint
The average Kiwi's carbon footprint is around 8.6 tonnes a year. Measure your footprint to find out how you’re doing, and what you could do better.
Eat a low carbon diet
Reducing food waste, eating more vegetables and growing your own are all ways to cut down on the energy-related emissions of food production.
Get smart with your hot water
Around 30% of the average household's energy use is for hot water. Simple changes to the way you use it save energy, and reduce your power bill.
Reduce your digital footprint
Smartphones, streaming services, data centres and networks all use energy and non-renewable resources, generating a lot of emissions.
Sharing your climate actions with others feels good, and it's one of the most important things you can do for climate change.
Changes that cost a bit
Switch to LED lights
LEDs use up to 85% less electricity and can last 15 times longer. They cost a bit more upfront but the long-term savings are worth it.
Offset your emissions
At less than $5 to offset a domestic flight, you can help fund projects that remove emissions from the atmosphere or prevent them in first place.
Choose efficient appliances
An appliance with more stars on the Energy Rating Label is more energy efficient, saving money on your running costs.
Big changes worth investing in
Buy or build low emissions
An environmentally-friendly approach to design and build can result in a beautiful home that’s easy to keep warm and healthy.
Insulate your home
Insulation is your best step towards a warmer, drier home that uses less energy to heat.
Go for low carbon hot water
Choose a system that runs on our 80% renewable electricity, sustainable wood energy or solar. Use our tool to find the one that suits you best.