The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is a community-based environment organisation located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. For more than 30 years, ALEC has advocated for the arid lands, plants, animals and people of Central Australia.
desertSMART is about rethinking our approaches to water, energy, waste and the built environment in the arid lands. desertSMART is a concept, a plan and course of action towards living sustainably in the desert.
ALEC works with the community, government and business sectors towards developing an integrated landmanagement system across various tenures and jurisdictions in the arid lands.
ALEC is working to build community resilience in Alice Springs. This is a long-term commitment to developing sustainable food systems, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and strengthen the community in the face of climate change and peak oil.
ALEC supports the local community, and works with regional and national partners to promote a nuclear free future for the Northern Territory.