The Australian Government have been supporting the implementation of AuSSI in the Northern Territory (NT) since 2004. While AuSSI in the NT is in its infancy, there is a growing movement towards environmental Education for Sustainability (EfS) with a number of community initiatives and programs increasing the uptake by schools and community networks around education for sustainability.
The Department of Natural Resources Environment, the Arts and Sport and the Department of Education have partnered to jointly progress AuSSI in the NT. The Department of Natural Resources Environment, the Arts and Sport in particular will focus on developing a pilot Indigenous AuSSI program in remote parts of the Northern Territory and Australia in indigenous schools. The schools selected for the pilot will be those recognised both by the Territory and Federal Government, as part of the Growth Towns Initiative. The Department of Education will continue to progress AuSSI in the predominately urbanised regions of the NT.
A website for AuSSI in the NT is not yet available. In the meantime, for more information please contact:
Northern Territory Manager
Phone: (08) 89448495
Department of Education and Training
Phone: (08) 8901 4933
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable
- AuSSI coordinators
- AuSSI - Fact sheet
- National Environmental Education Statement for Australian Schools