Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler
2018-19 Environment Grant Funding Applications Closing Soon
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Eva Lawler, today opened Sustainable House Day a popular event made possible through the Territory Government’s Environment Grants.
“Territory’s natural environment is one of our greatest assets and a big part of what makes living here so special. It supports our great lifestyle, drives our tourism industry, supports opportunities for economic development and creates jobs.” Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler said.
“That’s why the Territory Government is investing more than $1 Million in 2018-19 in environment program funding to non-government organisation and through the Environment Grants.”
Northern Territory Government is investing more than $1 Million in the 2018-19 Environment Grant Program, last year The Environment Centre NT was given a Small Environment Project grant to hold the 2018 Sustainable House Day.
“Having the support to run an event like Sustainable House Day has allowed us to open the doors to 5 local houses with a wide range of sustainability features. Allowing the community to see and experience the different ways a home can be more efficient is a rare and inspiring education opportunity.” Environment Centre NT Director Shar Molloy said.
This is the 7th time the Sustainable House Day has been delivered in Darwin by the Environment Centre NT with the aid of Environment Grants from the Northern Territory Government.
Sustainable House Day is a feature event on the Darwin calendar and continues to provide inspiring examples and information of tropical sustainable living.
In 2017, the event saw more than 350 people making 637 visits to 5 inspiring, beautiful buildings.
Organisations wanting to make a positive contribution to their communities can still apply for the 2018-19 Environment Grants Program, which opened last month.
Grants are designed to engage the community to help mitigate environmental harm and raise awareness to safeguard the Territory’s unique environment.
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