What you can do

No matter how small every change you make will help reduce the impacts of climate change. These actions could include simple everyday changes, encouraging others to take action, or being prepared in case of an emergency. Whatever change you make there is support and information available.

Future Fit

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FutureFit was developed by Auckland Council to help New Zealanders work out their carbon footprint and take practical actions to reduce it. Horizons Regional Council supports this emission reduction tool.
Get an idea of the impact of your lifestyle on our planet and see how your everyday actions can make a difference.
Click here and take 5 minutes to get a snapshot of your footprint or stay longer to choose new actions, challenge friends, track and share your progress to become Future Fit.


If you have a climate related project you can apply to Putea Hapori Āhuarangi, the Community Climate Response Fund. This fund aims to support and encourage community efforts to build resilience to the effects of climate change, or support the transition to a sustainable carbon neutral regional economy by 2050.
For more information click here.

Useful resources

Alongside our information, here is a variety of other useful and relevant climate change resources that are available.
  • The mission of the Deep South Challenge is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate. 
  • Read all things climate change from the Ministry for the Environment, including what the Government is doing, and why climate change matters.
  • EECA’s Gen Less website has lots of ideas about to reduce your carbon footprint. There is also advice and tools for businesses.
  • With climate change there is a higher possibility of natural disasters, being prepared will help you and your whānau stay safe. For more information visit the Civil Defence's Get Ready website
  • The Smarter Homes website has practical advice to make your home warmer, safer and drier.