Parap Primary School wins Silver Eco-Schools award!

May 24, 2018

  Parap Primary School in Parap, NT, has been awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Silver Award for exceptional achievement in ‘greening’ physical structure and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating environmental education into the curriculum. It is the firt school in the Northern Territory to attain the silver-level award, Eco-Schools Australia’s second of three awards honor.

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NT Eco-School wins silver!

April 26, 2018

We’re very proud to announce one of the Northern Territory Eco-Schools has achieved a SILVER Eco-Schools award! This is the first (of many we hope!) schools in the Northern Territory to attain the silver-level award. They have been awarded silver accreditation for their exceptional achievement in ‘greening’ physical structure and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating

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A day in the life of a Tidy Town – Aputula (Finke)

March 31, 2018

Historical Finke looks to tourism for future. “The Finke people feel the same way about alcohol as they do about heroin,” a Council worker tells me. “That’s how much they dislike it.” Finke is a small town of around 160 people, the majority of them Aboriginals and the rest whites who work there in some

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Aputula Finke – Tidy Town winner

March 26, 2018

After coming a close second many times before, Finke was named Best Medium Community at the 2017 Territory Tidy Town awards ceremony.  This qualified the community to be judged as a national finalist in the 2018 Australian Tidy Town Awards. The video below was made as part of their submission to the national awards. Click on

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Last lot of native trees arrive at Cyclone Lam affected communities in East Arnhem

January 24, 2018

The last pallet lots of native trees and plants were dispatched, early this New Year, to East Arnhem Regional Community of Galiwin’ku, in preparation for replanting and revegetating by the residents. On 21st February 2015 Tropical Cyclone Lam, with very destructive winds, directly hit devastating our Tidy Towns communities of Milingimbi, Ramingimbi and Galiwin’ku. A

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Finke Litter Project

September 6, 2017

The small remote township and community of Finke (in MacDonnell Region of NT) is a very beautiful, clean and tidy desert town.  They are working hard towards the “Territory Tidy Towns” program. Here are some photos of the team in our small township community of Finke getting creative by building 3D aluminium ‘FINKE’ sign.

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Maningrida “Dream Team” keeping it beautiful

July 25, 2017

The township of Maningrida (the biggest remote township community in NT) has effectively and successfully  continuously achieved positive social and environmental improvements throughout the year.  Keep an eye out for the ‘Maningrida Dream Team’ in their orange shirts as they are hard at work keeping Maningrida Beautiful.    They are going hard in our Territory Tidy Towns

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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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Northern Territory Plastic Bags Ban (5 Year Litter Performance Review)

January 12, 2017

The Northern Territory Environment Protection (Beverage Container & Plastic Bags) Act was passed by the legislative Assembly in February 2011 with the ban to supply single-use lightweight plastic bags coming into effect in September 2011. The Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index survey results for Northern Territory have indicated a negative result in plastic bag

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