Upcoming Sustainable Neighbourhood Workshops
Bees Creek and Humpty Doo
When: Saturday 7th December 10am
Where:Bees Creek Primary School GP Room (Off the GP hall up the ramp next to admin)
Wulagi Sustainable Neighbourhood Workshop
When: Sunday 19th January
Where: location yet to be confirmed
The workshops are an opportunity for interested people in each neighbourhood to meet each other and decide what they would like to do as a neighbourhood. For example, set up a facebook group to post events and activities like garden produce swaps, clothes swap parties, dinners, carpooling, tips on what you do at home to save energy and water. Or perhaps the group wants to set up a lawnmower collective, start a community garden, or bulk buy solar panels for their rooves. It’s really up to the people in the neighbourhood to decide. During the workshop COOLmob will also provide tools and practical advice on energy saving strategies in the home.
For more info visit: http://www.coolmob.org/content/sustainable-neighbourhoods-0
Join the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainable-Neighbourhoods-Darwin/6188303...
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COOLmob funding approved for another year
The NT Government has confirmed that COOLmob will receive another year of operational funding for the upcoming financial year.
The funding, which will be delivered by the NT Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), will allow COOLmob to continue to deliver its broad range of sustainability services to the community.
“We are delighted that the Government has chosen to support our Program for another year,” said Sian Gleeson, COOLmob Program Manager. “We would like to thank all our members and supporters who championed our cause, the Environment Minister Peter Chandler and the NT Government”.
It is understood that this funding will not be continued beyond the next financial year.
As a result COOLmob will work to develop a number of fee-for-service programs and build new partnerships with organisations within the Territory.
“We are looking forward to the challenge,” said Sian. “We already have a number of exciting new community projects flagged for the upcoming year.”
“We will investigate opportunities to reach out to a broader demographic through collaboration with other community groups and by undertaking more targeted auditing services of workplaces such as childcare centres.”
“COOLmob has plans to explore community interest in an Eco-Living Centre within Darwin. This has the potential to showcase green housing design, technologies and products that are suitable for our tropical climate.”
“We plan to grow the Sustainable Neighbourhoods program which we are currently rolling out and to undertake a project focused on improving community perception of the importance of water conservation”, said Sian.
“We will carefully consider what existing and new services COOLmob can provide to the community on a fee-for-service basis,” said Sian.
“We are currently examining interest in the provision of a sustainability incursion program for Darwin primary schools. This would be rolled out as a fee-for-service program to schools hoping to expand environmental education within the curriculum.”
Contact: Sian Gleeson
COOLmob Program Manager
Work #: 08 8981 2532
Mobile #: 0477 007 719
June is Jam Packed with some exciting free events by COOLmob and the Environment Centre. Come along and say hello, we'd love to see you there.
COOLmob, in conjunction with the University of Adelaide and the CSIRO, is supporting a research project into Thermal Comfort in Naturally Ventilated Dwellings in our hot humid climate. We hope this research will lead to better tropically designed homes. Please fill in our short survey if you live in a partially or wholly naturally ventilated house. Click here to go straight to the survey Read more »
If you are a low income household and would like to get on top of your Power bills, then sign up to the Red Cross Home Energy Saver Scheme (HESS). HESS is a free service aimed at assisting low income households across Darwin, Greater Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs experiencing difficulty meeting and paying their energy needs.