Auckland Council

Kōrero / Talk

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

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Start the conversation

A great way to make a difference that we often overlook is to share your journey to encourage others. Tell your friends and family what you’re doing, how you’ve overcome challenges and what you’ve found the benefits are.

It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being healthier, making savings and showing each other how our shared effort counts. Click on the button for ideas about what you could do and pledge to make a difference today. 

Make sure you’ve got a good understanding of all the ways the action benefits you, your family or your community, and then shout about it from the rooftops. Post inspiration could be ‘did you know you can save over $350 a year by installing a water efficient showerhead’ or ‘switching out one meat-based meal for a vege alternative once a week will save you over 100kg of carbon emissions per year’.

Join in a local event or workshop if you need support or want to know more about taking another step to Live Lightly. Let’s start a movement!

Chat to, write to, or call your local politician (e.g. local board members, Councillors or Member of Parliament) and let your voice be heard. Our politicians are here to represent Aucklanders, so make sure they know what you care about.

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Share your story

Are you doing something amazing to make a difference? Share your experiences with our friendly Facebook community. Or tell us your story by clicking the button below. We are always looking for people to celebrate.

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What's happening

If you’re ready to learn some practical skills on what you can do to save money, lead a healthier life, and help the planet, you could attend a event or workshop near you. Hear from inspiring speakers, or simply share your skills over a drink.

Check out our events page for what’s on this month or follow us on Facebook for more. If we've missed something you're planning, please let us know and we'll do our best to share it.

Spreading waste-free awareness preview image

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

Read Marcial's story
There are so many benefits to eating plant-based foods preview image

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

Read Nicki's story
Talk to a Home Energy Advisor preview image

"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."

Read Helena's story

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