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It's time to live lightly

Small changes make a huge difference

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It’s easy to make simple changes to everyday actions that will make a big difference for your carbon footprint and oranga /well-being.

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Get tips for the many everyday choices we face, from how you travel, the energy you use, the food you eat, what you buy, and what you waste.

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Why Live Lightly

Hīkina te mānuka / Our challenge

Our human behaviour needs to shift in order to re-connect and re-balance our relationships and the mauri / life force that holds us together in the Tāmaki Makaurau ecosystem. This means enjoying ways of living which produce less emissions and better support oranga / wellbeing.

Why Live Lightly
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"It often surprises people how delicious plant-based foods are."

Read Nicki's story
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"I’d encourage people to book a visit from a Home Energy Advisor – it’s free!"

Read Gareth's story
Commuting success preview image

"I got an e-bike and cut my commute by 42 minutes."

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"Ever since I was little I’ve been aware of the impact of our lifestyle choices for the environment."

Vanessa & Matti
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"I wanted to care more about the way my household are as consumers, and to care for the wellbeing of my family’s health."

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Every Action Counts

Here's what you can do for Papatūānuku

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Eat better for Papatūānuku

What we eat, where it comes from and how it’s produced can be a powerful way to reduce your carbon footprint. Learn how you can eat more sustainably.

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Move more sustainably

Transport is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in Tāmaki Makaura, which means there’s big gains to be made in getting around our neighbourhoods more sustainably.

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Energy efficient home solutions

Improving the energy efficiency of your home not only reduces emissions, it plays a vital role in making sure whānau can enjoy warm, dry and healthy homes.

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Grow our future

Get outside, have fun with family or friends and get your hands dirty greening up your backyard, local or regional park.

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Shop consciously

Thank before you buy. How was it made, how long will it last, how much power will it use, what will you do with it once you no longer want it?

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Start a conversation

Make a difference by starting a conversation with your friends and whānau to help make sustainable living a consideration everyday.

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