Saving energy doesn't just help you save money, it makes a big difference to our environment and our future.
In Victoria, we are already feeling the effects of climate change with higher temperatures, longer fire seasons and rising sea levels.
Nine out of ten Victorians believe climate change is happening already and that it is everyone's responsibility to do something about it.
Pledge and get on board
The good news is that we can tackle climate change if we act together now.
That’s why the Victorian Government launched TAKE2 in 2016. It’s a collective climate change program that supports individuals, business, government, educational and community organisations to take meaningful action to reduce climate change.
Delivered by Sustainability Victoria, the program is the first state government-led pledge initiative in Australia and one of the most comprehensive pledge programs of its kind in the world. TAKE2 can help us all make small actions to the ways we use energy, which can mean big changes for the environment.
Already, thousands of Victorians have joined TAKE2, pledging to play their part to keep temperature rise under two degrees and support Victoria’s goal of achieving zero net emissions by 2050.
What action you take is up to you. Choose the things you can, will or have done from lists tailored to individuals, government, community, business and education sectors. It doesn’t matter if you complete one action or one hundred — they’re all aimed at reducing your greenhouse gas emissions. As long as you have a base in Victoria, you can get involved.
To help you along the way, TAKE2 offers free advice and information, including an action plan for households. We also promote the great work already being done by TAKE2 member organisations, to help inspire others to make the pledge and start tackling climate change too.
To find out how you can get started, visit the TAKE2 website.