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COOLmob Low-income project has its final event

On May 26, COOLmob celebrated the conclusion of its $2.7 million Low-Income Energy Efficiency Project (LIEEP). Over 480 households in Darwin improved their energy efficiency, cut their power bills and reduced their impact on the climate. 

At an event at NT Parliament House, COOLmob presented the final results of the long-running campaign to members of parliament including NT environment minister Gary Higgins. 

ECNT would like to congratulate COOLmob on the completion of this project. 

Transitions Film Festival

Here's an update on the Transitions Films Festival!

The full program is now available! Check it out at

Join the event, invite your friends and spread the word!

The Facebook group for the event is here



Notice to all Environment Centre members

Circumstances mean we need to reconsider for operational reasons our choice of auditor for the 2015-2016 financial year. We need to convene a Special General meeting on Wednesday 22 June at 6pm in the Environment Centre office to seek approval for the following recommendation.

“that we approve the appointment of BDH Consulting the be the auditor of the Environment Centre accounts for the 2015-2016 financial year”.

We are seeking this change because it will be an operational advantage to ECNT. We invite attendees to stay for a chat and snacks following the meeting.

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.

Volunteers still 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: 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.


Membership Drive

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.

We still need your support!

Please show your continued support by

making a DONATION OR

joining us as a MEMBER




Let's end this Mangrove Madness

A worrying development at Bayview is set to clear up to 25.5 hectares of mangroves in Darwin Harbour. Our Top End mangroves are suffering a death by a thousand cuts. We must stop this mangrove madness! 
Join us and local mangrove ecologists from EcoScience to celebrate these incredible ecosystems at a free mangrove tour in Ludmilla Bay. 
Learn why these coastal forests are important to our lifestyle, livelihoods and marine life and what you can do to protect them.

When: Sunday June 5th, 9am - 11:30am
Where: EcoScience, 29 Ostermann Street, Coconut Grove
RSVP: / 0488 073 281



"Oceans" FREE film screening

In Darwin, we can’t always put our heads in the water and see what’s below. Here’s a chance for you to explore the depths of our ocean at a FREE film screening of Disney’s Oceans. 
Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive into the very waters that sustain all of mankind, exploring the amazing creatures that live within. Experience the stories that connect their world to ours, in this family-friendly nature documentary.

BYO chair or mat. Bring a picnic. Come with family or friends and enjoy!

When: Sunday June 5th, 7 - 9pm
Where: Rapid Creek Foreshore, opposite Chapman Road



World Oceans day trivia night

To celebrate our tropical seas this World Oceans Day join us for a whale of time at an ocean-themed trivia night. How many sea turtle species found in the NT can you name? How many songs do you know with the word “sea”? How well do you know your undersea movie / cartoon characters?

When: 6:30pm, Thursday June 9
Where: Groove Cafe, 40 Progress Drive, Nightcliff
$10 per team, up to 6 people per team.



Meet the Creeks cruise

It will take place in Mitchell Creek (that runs through the suburbs of Palmerston);  Ludmilla Creek (that enters the sea between East Point and Coconut Grove);  and Sandy Creek (that starts in Lyons then runs past the hospital and into Casuarina Coastal Reserve to its mouth between Rapid Creek and Lee Point).

It would be great if you could come along. More about that soon.

When: Saturday June 18
Where: details to be confirmed


Transitions Film Festival Darwin

Transitions Film Festival is returning to Darwin for 2016! The festival will run over four days at the start of the school holidays in several inspiring venues.

There will be a range of innovative films expressing revolutionary ideas about sustainability, local farming, renewable energy and more.

Come 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!

When: Fri 24 Jun 2016 (All day) to Wed 29 Jun 2016 (All day)
Where: Varies, see for more details.


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