We have been overwhelmed by offers of support from all corners, whether it be to donate, host an event, undertake research, to take photographs, or to join as a member – however we still need to restore a total of $235,000 gutted from our budget through government funding cuts, including $185,000 from the NT Government effective June 30.
In a media statement, Chair Tony Young highlighted that for over 35 years, the Environment Centre has worked tirelessly to protect the Territory’s environment, and that given its level of community support, there was no doubt it would continue to do so for many years into the future.
As the impact of Federal and NT Government funding cuts take effect, the Environment Centre NT has been forced to change its operations in response to less resources being available to provide detailed policy information, sustainable living advice and community engagement support.
TAKE ACTION – SUPPORT US NOW
If you value our unique and special Territory environment, there are lots of ways you can contribute to maintaining the Territory’s voice for the environment – here are just a few ways you can help.
BECOME A MEMBER
We have changed our membership fees so now, anyone can join!
Members will receive a ‘member pack’ and join a group of dedicated community members who love the
Territory environment, from the beaches to the savanna, from the wetlands to the stone country.
If you are already a member, why not ask a friend to join!
If you have time, skills or knowledge you would like to contribute we would love to hear from you!
Our volunteers are a diverse group of supporters who help out in many ways, whether it be research, helping out at events, providing admin support, creating a video, writing grants or taking photographs.
We will also soon be introducing an Environment Centre Ambassador program to train up committed volunteers to represent the Environment Centre at stalls or events.
Please contact Pete at the front desk to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8981 1984.
DONATE OR CREATE!
We really need your support to raise $100,000 over the next few weeks to replace just half of the government funding we lose this year.
Donations are fully tax-deductible and all donations are welcome.
If you have a fundraising idea, or would like to make a donation of something to auction please contact us at email@example.com or call 8981 1984
There are a swag of events coming up over the next few months where you can learn more about environmental issues, meet great people and support the work of the Environment Centre at the same time!
Check out our Events Calendar and stay posted to Turtle Times for more.
If you have an event you would like to add to our calendar, whether it be a fundraising dinner party, small gathering or larger event, please let us know.
SEND A MESSAGE TO THE NT CHIEF MINISTER
If you value the role of the Environment Centre NT and would like to see the NT Government change its decision to cut its operational funding, please write to the Chief Minister, Adam Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in the Minister for Environment, Garry Higgins on email@example.com
BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR
The Environment Centre is always looking for corporate sponsors to support its events and projects.
If you are interested, please contact the Acting Director, Anna Boustead at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8981 3641.
There are lots of great books and other goodies for sale on our merchandise page, why not check it out!