NT grant funding for environmental and food gardening projects
Date posted: 3 August 2012
Environmental health, sustainable housing, composting, edible gardens and climate change are the focus of some of the projects that have just won government funding in the Northern Territory (NT).
In his media release last week, the NT's Minister for Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage congratulated the long list of recipients of the latest round of EnvironmeNT and Community climate change grants.
Many of the projects have relevance for Indigenous peoples and communities in the NT. These include:
- DesertSMART COOLmob Program: Roadmap to a desertSMART Town (2012-17)
- DesertSMART COOLmob Program: Food for Alice Local Food Box Project
- Arid Lands Environment Centre: Arid Zone Food Gardening - How To!
- Arid Lands Environment Centre (desertSMART COOLmob Program): Alice Springs Local Food Systems Mapping Project
- Keep Australia Beautiful Council Northern Territory: Central Australia Environmental Forum for Remote and Indigenous Communities
- Tangentyere Employment Services: Town Camp Food Security and Environmental Health Project
- Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation: Construction and monitoring of a self-help, low cost, thermally comfortable, sustainable building at Utopia
- Aminjarrinja Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation: Removal of Coffee Bush at Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt
- Boomerang Alliance auspiced by Total Environment Centre: Review of NT Cash for Containers Scheme
- Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation: Water efficient garden and greywater orchard at Rocket Range, Utopia
- James Cook University: Aboriginal law, knowledge and sustainable hunting of the Australian Bustard and Emu in Central Australia.
Source: Northern Territory Government