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Who we are

AELA is a not-for-profit organisation working to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth-centred (ecocentric) governance, with a focus on systems change across law, economics, education, ethics and community participation in Australia.

Our vision is an Australian society that embraces an ecocentric or ‘life-centred’ culture, with governance systems that enable human communities to thrive within ecological boundaries, while nurturing biodiversity and ecosystem health.

Our programs provide a range of services and support for people, communities and organisations working to create ecocentric systems change.

What we do

AELA provides information, advice and tools that can help people take action to build Earth-centred systems change - visit our information below and get in touch anytime!

Our Programs

Our programs work within, and across, different sectors so that we can catalyse new systems thinking that will lead to the transformation of Australia's governance systems.

News, Blogs, and Events

Earthwords & Ponderings

Welcome to ‘Earthwords and Ponderings’, where I share updates and ponderings about the amazing work we do within the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming.

View the Earthwords & Ponderings blog pages here.

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Introduction to Deep Ecology

Online workshop
24 February 2024
11am to 1:30pm AEDT

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Course: Introduction to Earth Laws

The Introduction to Earth Laws (IEL) course will be hosted again from 5 – 26 March, 2024.

Register now!

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Course: Earth-Centred Futures

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is offering an 8-week course for people seeking to build a deeper understanding of Earth-centred thinking and governance, and to apply these approaches to their own projects and work.

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Course: Introduction to Decolonisation

Introducing AELA’s new course, designed in partnership with Future Dreaming Australia, in response to popular demand!

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Earth Laws Month 2023

Welcome to Earth Laws Month! AELA hosted a huge month of events throughout September 2023 – webinars, public lectures, workshops, virtual art exhibitions and more – to explore and celebrate our relationship with the living world.

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2023 Rights of Nature Symposium

On Thursday 28 September 2023, the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) held an online symposium to share updates about ‘Rights of Nature’ and ‘Legal Personhood for Nature’ from around the world.

Watch all of the recordings from this amazing event!

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Decolonising our thinking, feelings, and actions

This workshop will explore key scholarship on Western culture, colonisation and modern societies, as well as explore how we learn about and understand Indigenous and non-western worldviews, perspectives and philosophies.

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Earth Economies Week 2023

During AELA’s Earth Laws Month 2023, AELA co-hosted a week of discussions on Earth Economies, in collaboration with the New Economy Network Australia (NENA).

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Earthwords and Artlings Anthology

Storytelling is as old as humanity, and in the 21st Century, stories are still our most powerful way to share our experiences, creativity, wisdom and inspiration.

AELA’s mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance, …

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Ocean Rights and Kinship Alliance [ORKA]

The Ocean Rights and Kinship Alliance (ORKA) is a network of people working to uphold and defend the fundamental rights of the ocean.

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