desertSMART Challenge

DesertSMART Challenge5 themes, 10-weeks, 20 actions – are you up for the desertSMART Challenge?

Sign up for the desertSMART Challenge and compete for lower bills, less waste, more local food and a healthier lifestyle.

The desertSMART Challenge will commence March 17th 2014 and end on June 1st. Participants will learn how to save money on their food, water, and energy bills. They’ll also have the chance to meet people, attend workshops, and win some great prizes.

The desertSMART Challenge will be the motivation you need to take at look at your environmental impact. Not only will you save money in the long run but you may learn a thing or two about living sustainably. This is a personal challenge, but also a competition with prizes at the end. If you already consider yourself to be living simply and treading softly, you can still participate by sharing your skills with others.

Cost: $15 Individuals, $20 couples/families/households, $5 discount for ALEC members. Payment details explained in the sign-up forms below and in the online form.

Workshops around each of the 5 themes will be held in the relevant fortnights:

  • March 17th-30th Water fortnight
  • March 31st – April 13th Food fortnight
  • April 14th – April 20th Easter Break
  • April 21st – May 4th Transport fortnight
  • May 5th – May 18th Waste fortnight
  • May 18th – June 1st Energy Fortnight

Live desertSMART Challenge yourself

Registration open now! There are a number of ways to sign up. You can sign up:

Please take 3 mins to complete our quick survey.

More information is in the desertSMART Challenge Information sheet.


The desertSMART Challenge will commence in March 2014 and end in May 2014. Keep your eyes on our website for more details. Registration opens in February 2014.

Live desertSMART Challenge yourself