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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

Live lightly at home, at work, at school and in your community

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.



Who knew that trying to save money would ignite a passion for waste reduction?


My physique has improved… I save $200 a month on petrol

Finding new inspiration

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt to find that unique treasure


Home grown runs in the family

Vanessa & Matti
Growing their own

We reduced our weekly waste to landfill by 50 percent


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

Takanini home owner