Transitions Film Festival
Transitions Film Festival is returning to Darwin for 2016! The festival will run over six days at several inspiring venues including the Museum, Cafe de la plage, and the Deckchair cinema. Come along for the films, see fantastic guest lecturers and join-in activities for all the family from outdoor solar-powered film screenings to making your own peddle-powered smoothies!
There will be a range of innovative films expressing revolutionary ideas about sustainability, local farming, renewable energy and more. Some big hit film titles include:
Catching the Sun
What's it all about?!
This years program paints a portrait of a world that is waking up and rising to the challenges of global civilization at an unprecedented speed. They show that we don’t need revolutionary inventions or breakthrough technologies to create a better world. If we ask good questions and recalibrate our vision in the right way, we can create remarkable change.
We don’t just need a boom of new ideas, we need the right ideas to self-fertilize and cross-pollinate. In a world of finite time and infinite distractions, we must know how to focus, what to care about and what to share.
The films in this year’s program are the seeds to a new world.
Join the event, invite your friends and spread the word!
The Facebook group for the event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1083762378336262/
TO BUY TICKETS AND CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM GO TO: http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/
Keep your eyes peeled for more details of fun events and the updated program!
Water over-allocation again
The NT government has again allocated more water than is advisable from the Ooloo Dolostone aquifer.
Environment Centre NT Director Ian Harris said: “This latest issuing of water licenses comes after one of the hottest and driest wet seasons the Territory has experienced. We must manage our waterways wisely to prevent groundwater dependant ecosystems failing under the pressures of over extraction and climate instability."
The Environment Centre NT and Top End Sea Life have put out a joint statement here: http://ecnt.org.au/news/questions-raised-over-water-allocation-and-potential-impact-on-health-of-waterway/
Environment Centre Raffle
To help keep the Environment Centre NT going, we are running a large raffle. The first prize is a Davey energy-efficient pool pump installed by the good people at Friendly Pools and Spa.
The second prize is camping gear from the NT General Store valued at $160 and the third prize is a Sea Darwin voucher valued at $100.
Tickets are $10 each and the prizes will be drawn on June 29 at the Tranistions Fil Festival.
If you would like to buy a ticket or, get a book of tickets to sell, contact Di on 0448 893 529.
There is still time to sign the petition against the mangrove-destroying Bayview development. The development now threatens the health of our Harbour. The NT Government is considering whether or not to allow a proposal to clear up to 25 hectares of mangroves for 1100 dwellings for the Bayview development, ‘The Boulevarde’.
Read more about Bayview here and here.
This is pure Mangrove Madness! Please sign the petition today.
Go here to sign the petition.
Volunteers needed - Creekwatch Tour
We need some wonderful helping hands to deliver the Environment Center’s CreekWatch MEET THE CREEKS TOUR to be held on Saturday 18th June. We are hoping it will be a chance for community members to network, find out more about creeks, and have fun, BUT we need:
- MINIBUS DRIVERS - 2 safe drivers with current NT driver's licences to drive 12 seater minibuses from about 8 am to 5.30 pm. (Just an ordinary car licence is required.)
- TOUR TALKS AND TIMEKEEPERS - 2 organised people from about 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
- KIDS ACTIVITY INSPIRERS - 2 creative folk from about 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
- VENUE AND LUNCH SET UP - 2 or 3 stylish folk from about 9 am to 4 pm.
If you would like to help please contact Robin MacGillivray: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0404 622 600.
Don't want to volunteer but would like to join the tour?
There will be a full itinerary and booking details in the next edition of Turtle Times.
World Turtle Day
In the Top End we have a lot to celebrate on World Turtle Day! Six of the world’s seven sea turtle species can be found nesting or foraging along our coast. Come along to our annual turtle celebration.
When: Sunday 22 May 4:30pm
Where: Mindil Beach.
• Learn which nesting tracks belong to which species of turtle.
• Play a game of tic-tac-turtle.
• Make origami turtles.
• Help our turtles by participating in a beach clean.
• Plus more fun activities for the whole family.
Hope you can join us!
Some of you will have received emails letting you know that your membership has expired. Please rejoin the centre when you can.
If you have not joined yet, please do so. Every member we have makes our message stronger.
To join online, visit our website here:
Or call Pete in the office on (08) 8981 1984.