Climate action for residents

There are things residents can do to fight climate change and help take care of Sydney. Here are some of the best.


Switch your apartment or house to GreenPower

The single best thing you can do for the environment today is switch to a 100% GreenPower-based electricity plan.

Call your electricity provider and start the conversation with: “I want to switch to 100% GreenPower for the same rate I am paying now, or less.”

Read our guide How to negotiate the best GreenPower electricity deal and learn how GreenPower works.

Install rooftop solar

More than 2 million Aussie homes are already enjoying the benefits of rooftop solar: clean, green power that can save you money. Read about the benefits for residents.

Cut your energy consumption

From choosing energy-efficient lightbulbs and appliances to adjusting your thermostat, there are plenty of ways to reduce the amount of energy you use at home.

Divest from fossil fuels

Change your investment profile to ethical, fossil-fuel companies and move away from banks that invest in fossil fuels.

Visit Market Forces to compare the fossil fuel investment positions of financial institutions.

Reduce food waste

Discarded food in landfill is a top contributor to greenhouse emissions. Producing uneaten food wastes a whole lot of resources: water, energy, land, fertiliser, labour and money. It also generates greenhouse gases at every stage from farm to fork. Sign up to Love Food Sydney’s free 2-week program and feel good about making an important contribution to reducing emissions.