Emma Brindal is the founder of WiseEarth Education, a project dedicated to building respect for and love of the Earth. The WiseEarth Education team are inspired by the principles and practices of Deep Ecology, Bioregionalism and Place-Based Education; and believe that understanding the interconnectedness of all life through experience is key to bringing about a Life Sustaining Society for all beings. Emma works to develop ecological literacy in teachers, facilitators, students, and anyone who cares for the Earth. She lives in, and loves, the land that is the lower catchment of the Brisbane River (known as ‘Maiwar’ to the Turrbal and Jagera people) on the east coast of Australia. Emma has been facilitating the Work that Reconnects since 2008, and has a particular interest in bringing nature connection work, inspired by the 8 Shields Institute, together with the Work that Reconnects. Emma has worked in environmental and sustainability education, and currently works part-time at Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane, where she coordinates and delivers the youth education programs, including the ‘Earth Kids’ holiday and homeschool programs. She also loves holding women’s circles and workshops – which she believes are an important part of healing ourselves and our relationship with Mother Earth.