Climate action resources for households

As part of its Climate Change Response, the Queensland Government is committed to supporting households as the state transitions to a zero net emissions economy and adapts to the impacts of a changing climate.

Improved energy, water and waste management can reduce a household’s utility bills, reduce its carbon footprint and help preserve natural resources.

Individuals and households have an important role to play in taking climate action to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for Queensland.

Actions you can take

Below are some actions you and your household can take.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint—for example, choose a car based on its fuel efficiency, use public transport, walk or ride where possible, wash clothes in cold water, buy green energy and select energy efficient appliances.
  • Reduce your purchase of plastics and/or excessive packaging.
  • Recycle as much as you can and make sure you follow recycling guidelines.
  • Use less chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers.
  • Use reusable shopping bags, water bottles and coffee cups.
  • Reduce food wastage in your household with a worm farm.
  • Buy locally grown food to reduce food transportation and emissions associated with your food.
  • Get involved in sustainability and citizen science projects and initiatives in your local area.
  • Encourage members of your household and others in your network to adopt sustainable behaviours.
  • Assess and manage the exposure of your household to climate change risks by using our climate change risk management tool for households in Queensland.

The resources list below provides useful information and tools to help you take action.