“Bang it & Bin It” this Territory Day

May 29, 2017

Keep Australia Beautiful is pleading and urging all Territorians to  be responsible and bin their ‘Territory Day’ fireworks litter (spent fireworks cartridges, food and drinks containers, rubbish, etc) after Territory Day fireworks on Saturday night 1st July 2017. Territory Day Firework litter left discarded on beaches, in our parks and on roadways is unsightly and poses a danger and risk to people,

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Plastic Bag Ban

May 29, 2017

A recent article from ABC Radio Darwin about the plastic bag ban stated: “Northern Territory environmental groups have claimed the Government’s legislation banning plastic bags has failed in its intent to reduce unwanted litter. Laws prohibiting single-use plastic bags less than 35 microns in thickness was introduced to the Territory in September 2011. But Heimo Schober,

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Maningrida tidies up!

May 29, 2017

The Team in Maningrida are doing an excellent job in tidying up their town.  Maningrida has historically had a very disappointingly low ‘litter rating index’ for years but we’re so relieved that a ‘Champion’ has stepped forward to guide Maningrida towards continuous improvement. We see WARC Council leading the way in partnership with CDP, Store staff,  school students

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Is your Community a Territory Tidy Town?

May 22, 2017

Territory Tidy Towns is a free annual award program that aims to encourage NT regional communities to undertake projects that make a positive contribution to the community. So if you are taking part, show your support! Download and print the notice and put it up on your noticeboard/ office to show you’re taking part in

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Areyonga, the Beautiful

May 11, 2017

Having been named the Territory Tidy Town, the people of Areyonga recently showcased their community to the national Tidy Town judge ahead of attending the national awards in Tasmania . The day culminated with a community barbeque on the basketball courts where the local ladies choir gave an impromptu performance for the visiting judge. See Areyonga

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Areyonga (Utju) in the running for national Tidy Town Award

May 2, 2017

The Central Australian township of Areyonga (Utju) is in the running to take out a national award that will recognise the community’s efforts in sustainable practices, litter reduction and beautification. As the Territory’s 2016 Tidiest Town, Areyonga will represent the Northern Territory at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards in Tasmania. Keep Australia

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Areyona National Judging Trip

April 20, 2017

The National Judging of the Tidy Towns took place in March 2017. The judges travelled to Areyonga, the NT National winner, to view the town. Special mention to the Areyonga Community Champion (Strong Woman) Daphine Puntjina for her recognised efforts and commitment to the beautiful community and Northern Territory town of Areyonga. (See photo below,

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Keeping Finke Tidy and Clean

April 13, 2017

Finke is a small desert community, almost 450km drive South of Alice Springs.   We’re very proud of their efforts in keeping their community clean and tidy and wish them luck in the Territory Tidy Towns 2017 competition. Take a look at these photos of Finke looking squeaky clean – including the Finke rubbish tip

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From little things big things grow

March 29, 2017

Parap Primary School is calling on the Top End community to get on board to help make Darwin a more environmentally friendly place to live! The school’s  ‘Eco Committee’, made up of students, parents and teachers, has been busy making reusable shopping bags (based on the Boomerang Bags initiative) to distribute at markets and local

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