Top End goes green in dry season 


OzGREEN’s Youth LEAD program will roll into Charles Darwin University this weekend, the first stop in a national tour that will see more than 130 young Australians come together to address critical environmental and social issues.

Supported by the Vodafone Australia Foundation, the three-day workshop will give participants, aged 15 to 25, the leadership skills, motivation and opportunity to tackle major issues such as climate change, food shortage and the global water crisis.

Starting on Saturday, 21 June, Darwin participants will join a national network of inspiring youth leaders who have played their part to promote environmental awareness. The workshop will end with a public closing ceremony and afternoon tea at CDU’s North Flinders International House on Monday, 23 June at 3.30pm.

The Darwin Youth LEAD program is being run in partnership with Charles Darwin University and North Flinders International House, with the support of the Northern Territory Government and the Vodafone Australia Foundation.

“This is an opportunity to join a growing network of active young people across Australia who are making a significant contribution to solving local, national and international environmental problems,” program coordinator Gabriel Anderson said.

There are still limited spaces left so interested participants should register online at:

More than 500 young people across Australia have received training through Youth LEAD.