Brisbane Carbon Challenge

The Brisbane Carbon Challenge is a Brisbane City Council initiative delivered in partnership with Brisbane Sustainability Agency to support residents to reduce their household carbon footprint and save on bills.

About the program

Through the Brisbane Carbon Challenge, Brisbane City Council is helping residents to understand and reduce their household carbon footprint and save money at the same time.

By taking the Brisbane Carbon Challenge, you will learn about the carbon emissions created as a result of your household’s transport, home energy use and waste and receive tips on how to reduce your emissions and save on household bills – potentially by thousands of dollars a year.

There are a range of carbon reduction actions to suit all homes, budgets and lifestyles. And many might also be better for your health as well as save you money.

The goal is to reduce the carbon emissions created by Brisbane households to six tonnes on average by 2031 – representing around a 50 per cent reduction from the current average of 11.5 tonnes.

Ready to take the challenge? Follow these simple steps.

  • Estimate your household carbon footprint using the online calculator
  • Use the online resources and try some of the actions recommended for your household
  • Go back and re-take the challenge to see how your footprint has changed

What’s your household carbon footprint?

Take the challenge to learn about your household’s emissions and receive tips on how to reduce your emissions and save on bills.

Don’t forget to share your Brisbane Carbon Challenge results with your family and friends and encourage them to take the Challenge too!

Working together, we can achieve our target to halve household carbon emissions by 2031 and help make Brisbane a low carbon and climate resilient city.

Learn how households all over Brisbane have reduced their carbon emissions by 55% on average

In 2021, Brisbane Sustainability Agency worked with range of families, couples, single-person households and sharehouses that were all determined to lower their carbon footprint, no matter the lifestyles, budgets and dwelling types.

The program provided these champion households with assessments, action plans, one-on-one coaching, regular learning webinars and incentives to reduce their carbon footprint from home energy use, transport and waste.

So is it possible to halve your carbon footprint in a year? Impressively, the champion households managed to more than halve their carbon footprint on average, with many households reducing their carbon footprint by more than 75%! All with it’s challenges and successes, see how they did it.

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