How you can live lightly

There are so many things you could do to live lightly, where do you start and how do you know what will make a real difference? How you travel, to the energy you use, the food you eat, what you buy and waste, all contributes to the impact you have.

We've researched and narrowed down the many everyday choices Aucklanders face. We offer a range of easy and more challenging things you can do to make positive change with a big impact. It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being healthier, making savings and playing your part to make our shared effort count.

Choose a theme below to see how you can make a difference

Take the Sustainable Whanau Challenge

14 October - 11 November

A great way to challenge yourself to eat better, save money, get active or grow your own food. There are challenges for everyone, whether you want to take a small first step or stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. Compete with your family, friends, workmates or just yourself! Be rewarded for completing challenges by earning points and prizes. 

Take the Sustainable Whanau Challenge

Take the Sustainable Whanau Challenge

Take the Sustainable Whanau Challenge

14 October - 11 November

A great way to challenge yourself to eat better, save money, get active or grow your own food. There are challenges for everyone, whether you want to take a small first step or stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. Compete with your family, friends, workmates or just yourself! Be rewarded for completing challenges by earning points and prizes. 

About Live Lightly

This website will help you make choices that are right for you and your family. You can check out a range of Live Lightly activities and ideas led by community groups, local volunteers, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and WaterCare just to name a few.

 

 

Home grown runs in the family

Vanessa & Matti
Growing their own

I'm saving around $80 a month on my powerbill in winter

Ruchi
Takanini home owner

I cut my commute by 42 minutes and saved $31.50 a week by swapping from bus to e-bike

Helena
Super commuter