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Sustainable Living

Motivating and enabling the Top End community to live sustainably is at the core of what we do at ECNT.

To ECNT, to live sustainably means to consciously make decisions about how our lifestyles impact on our local communities and the planet. This can be as easy as:

  • Shopping locally
  • Eating locally and seasonally
  • Being energy efficient
  • Conserving water
  • Reducing waste
  • Shopping secondhand
  • Choosing ethical brands and companies
  • Eating less meat
  • Growing food at home
  • Creating habitats at home for local wildlife
  • Reducing car use, and biking, walking or taking the bus
  • Going solar in your own home
  • Getting involved in local action against environmentally and socially damaging projects and issues


COOLmob aims to help and inspire Territorians to take positive action to reduce their climate impact by living more sustainably. The COOLmob website is filled with resources and ideas to get you going! COOLmob is currently running two grant funded programs in Darwin, a waste education school program and a sustainable apartments program. Keep updated on their Facebook Page.

COOLmob Commercial is a business arm of COOLmob that helps Northern Territory businesses and institutions reduce their carbon footprint via energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that also reduce energy expenditure. COOLmob commercial provides a cost-competitive consulting service to identify energy saving solutions for sites within the NT.

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A growing group of passionate individuals helping people to minimise the landfill waste we produce in the NT through education, events and projects in Darwin. You'll find them at the local markets and they're always looking for volunteers or new event ideas! Connect on their Facebook page.


Climate Action Darwin is a growing community group of NT residents who acknowledge the climate emergency and are taking action. They meet monthly to plan and conduct events, education, promotion and advocacy. Sign up to be involved on their website and connect in at

Boomerang Bags Parap

A grassroots movement connecting and empowering local communities to tackle plastic pollution at its source. The Parap community are a group of stitchers making reusable bags. Join the Facebook group: