The Environment Centre NT is the peak community sector environment organisation in the Northern Territory, Australia. The Environment Centre NT has been working to protect the environment since 1983.
We are the only community sector environment organisation based in the Top End that addresses all the major environmental and sustainability issues facing the Territory.
We are independent and professional, and work hard to represent the interests of our members and supporters in creating a sustainable future for the Territory.
The mission of the Environment Centre NT is to
- protect and restore biodiversity, ecosystems and ecological processes,
- foster sustainable living and development, and
- cut greenhouse gas emissions and build renewable energy capacity.
The Environment Centre NT works by
- advocating for the improvement of environmental policies and performance of governments, landholders, business and industry;
- partnering on projects and campaigns with conservation and climate organisations, governments, Indigenous organisations, community groups, businesses, and landholders;
- raising awareness amongst community, government, business and industry about environmental issues and assisting people to reduce their environmental impact;
supporting community members to participate in decision making processes and action;
- recognising the rights, aspirations, responsibilities and knowledge of the Territory’s Indigenous peoples; and,
- acknowledging that environmental issues have a social dimension.
Our strategic priorities
Our work is guided by our Strategic Plan 2009/10 – 2013/14, which was developed through surveying our members about their views on what we should work on, and talking to key stakeholders in government, business, research and community sectors. The Strategic Plan was refined by staff, Board Directors, long term members and a few invited friends through a series of workshops.
Our five Campaigns & Programs are:
- Nature Territory
- Safe Climate
- Green Living
- Nuclear Free NT
- Living Harbour
Within each of these, we work to achieve various key outcomes. Examples include stopping major land clearing (through Nature Territory), increasing renewable energy generation (Safe Climate), supporting household sustainability through our COOLmob program (Green Living), and ending uranium mining inside Kakadu National Park (Nucear Free NT).
These strategic priorities are achieved through implementing annual plans that are developed by staff and approved by the Board.