Changes you can make

Want to DO SOMETHING about Climate Change?

Actions YOU Can Take NOW that make a difference

1. Lower Your Electricity Use

2. Go Solar & Save More Than Money

Solar panels, solar hot water & batteries technology are more accessible than ever.
Run appliances like dishwashers, washing machines or ovens while the sun is shining.

3. Switch to Ethical Electricity

Discover which retailers are investing in renewables and moving out of fossil fuels. Support them.
See also our local community-owned enovaenergy.com.au
Investigate GreenPower to support new renewable generation whoever you are with. See greenpower.gov.au

4. Plant Trees

  • Join in/or to Donate to Tree Planting Projects
  • Protecting or replanting forests and wetlands allows carbon drawdown and storage
  • See RePlant Byron Alliance

5. Change How You Eat & Shop

  • Buy local plant-based food from regenerative farmers
  • Learn about plant-based eating and eat less meat & diary – any cut-down helps
  • Shop mindfully. Imported foods have a much higher carbon footprint

6. Increase Demand for Electric Vehicles & Fly Less

  • When EVs become affordable for you – make the switch!
  • Investigate second hand EVs
  • Build workplace fleets of EVs.
  • Seek to electrify all vehicles & tools currently using fossil fuels.
  • See The Driven News and bust EV vehicle myths.
  • Cut down all non-essential flying

7. Consume Less & Reduce Waste

All new products have carbon footprints. Organics in landfill tips create climate-wrecking methane
Reduce, reuse, share, buy second hand. Compost or use green bins for organic waste
See libraryofstuff.myturn.com

Advocate for change and support others who are taking action It is NOT too late, focussed social movements do work!

8. Divest from Fossil Fuel Lending

Withdrawing funds from planet wrecking projects changes the financial culture

  • Change to ethical, fossil fuel-free investments, banking and superannuation
  • See: marketforces.org.au

9. Help stop more

Get involved in campaigns with energy or donations e.g. stopadani.com, lockthegate.org.au, marketforces.org.au
We need to phase out existing fossil fuel projects and prevent new ones

10.Engage Politically

Put pressure on candidates, parties and sitting members to take climate action:

  • Ring, write, email, show up
  • Vote for candidates who will take climate action
  • Join climate marches
  • Ask for much higher Emissions Reductions Targets and a National Action Plan on Climate Change
  • Skill up at thechangeagency.org

11. Talk About It More

  • Raise awareness about practical climate actions with your family, work colleagues and in business and community circles.
  • Share information on social media, try to reach out to people who don’t know what can be done.
  • Let people know it is possible to limit climate change with lower emissions and that they can also do something.

12. Stay Informed

Know about the reality and the solutions to counter myths and misinformation. There are many reputable websites with excellent clear information. For clear info see:

Australia is currently a climate laggard and we can do so much more!

In Byron Shire we live on Bundjalung country. We recognise the Arakwal people, the Minjungbal people and the Widjabul people as Traditional Owners and custodians for parts of the Byron Shire.