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A Change in Environment

GOT A GREEN idea? Want to make a positive change in the world? Are you a sucker for sustainability? Throw your name in the hat for the City of Darwin Environment and Climate Change Grants program. 

By Tierney Seccull

There’s $50,000 up for grabs for local organisations, academics, businesses and community groups to support their innovative ideas and sustainable initiatives. All applications must contribute to achieving one or more of the actions outlined within the City of Darwin 2030 Climate Emergency Strategy, the Greening Darwin Strategy, and the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy.

In the past, the program has supported a varied mix of ideas and initiatives. Childbirth Education Australia received support to promote the use of modern cloth nappies as an alternative to disposable ones, the Environment Centre NT’s sustainable living initiative, COOLmob, ran a successful Sustainable House Day for the general public, and the organic waste composting program was expanded at the Lakeside Drive Community Garden.

Applications must identify which strategy actions are addressed, demonstrate how outcomes will be measured, outline the environmental benefits, and be completed within one-year of grant receipt.

Simple solutions can have huge impacts, so if you’ve got an energy-saving or planet-lovin’ idea kicking around in your mind, City of Darwin wants to hear from you!


Photos: Grant recipient, Lakeside Community Garden

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