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There are many challenges facing our environment, and many challenges with our system of governance, particularly with our major parties taking donations from fossil fuel companies, and prioritising profit over conservation of our valuable natural resources. 

However, history has proven that when communities work together real change can happen. Supporting the campaigns and initiatives of ALEC is a great way to take a difference. Become a member of ALEC and/or make a donation!

RePowering Alice Springs

Alice Springs citizens have long shared a vision of Alice Springs as a Solar City. With over 300 sunny days every year, Alice Springs has some of the highest solar potential in the world. The Arid Lands Environment Centre has had a long history of championing a solar future for...

Take The Desertsmart Challenge

Take the desertSMART Challenge! Reduce your environmental footprint!  Unfortunately Alice Springs has some of the highest energy and water-use in Australia. Extremities of cold in winter, and many months above 35 degrees in summer, means that heating and cooling appliances are in high use. Remoteness makes recycling difficult. We don’t...

Stay Connected

2017: Unprecedented ecological challenges 2017 finds us facing unprecedented planetary ecological challenges with increasing climate change, expanding global populations, species and habitat loss and pollution of ecosystems and urban centres. Here in Australia we have seen vast swathes of mangroves die across the Top End, large tracts of kelp forests...

Volunteer for ALEC

Be involved in ALEC and contribute positively to life here in Alice Springs! The fact that ALEC has managed to not only survive, but thrive, over the years has largely been dependent on volunteer time and effort. The passion and committment of community members in Alice Springs has steered ALEC's...