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Role of communities

​Together Aucklanders’ collective actions along with new policy, infrastructure, services and technology can move us towards a sustainable future.

This means we need to work together to strengthen and support community-based initiatives that reduce emissions and build community resilience in a fair way.

Community agencies, groups, neighbours, schools, marae, local boards and workplaces can all drive individual and systemic changes we need to achieve a resilient, low carbon future for all.

Three people planting a tree.

Together Aucklanders’ collective actions can move us towards a sustainable future.

Good examples of the active role communities can play

  • Organising local meetings, workshops, marches
  • Creating local climate action and resilience plans
  • Starting local projects to reduce emissions and strengthen community connection.

The Community and coast priority of this plan outlines the actions we will collectively undertake to help Aucklanders reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for the changes we face into the future.

Auckland Council, communities, schools and workplaces are already starting to take climate action. From local community-led initiatives, local environment and recycling centres, to self-help home audit tools and community grants, there is momentum we can build upon.

See our climate action and resilience initiatives and find out what you can do.

Building resilience in our communities

School programmes

Reducing household emissions

Local boards' Climate Action Plans

Waste reduction