How to live a lower carbon lifestyle
Climate-friendly ways to get around
How to do business better
Revel in the power of your voice. As a customer, voter, friend and active citizen, you’re worth listening to.
In this section
Inspire action at the top – tell leaders what’s important to you.
Elections are your chance to have a say about who represents you on issues you care about. Research candidates and party views, then:
Enrol to vote
Members of parliament (MPs) represent the views and concerns of New Zealanders. Contact your local MP – or meet them in person.
Ways to contact an MP
Businesses want to keep you happy. If you see a chance for them to reduce emissions – like using electric cars or switching off lights – let them know.
A simple, effective way to influence climate-related decisions and action. Most are online, so it’s easy to share on social media and encourage others to sign too.
Start a petition
Climate change is a priority for most councils. Tell them what action you want, from public transport to flood control. Comment on the annual plan, contact your local councillor or attend a meeting.
Find your local council
When climate change issues are to be considered by parliament, make a submission. If you agree with an organisation, you may be able to use its text or template.
How to make a submission
Local government and government agencies often seek feedback on their plans before making decisions. Organisations’ social media or newsletters will keep you in the loop.