Carly Garner from Natureweavers is an environmental advocate with 14 years experience in the nongovernment, community and education sectors. She has worked for Oxfam Australia in their International Emergencies Department, contributing to the reestablishment of sustainable communities in East Timor, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands. Carly managed the development and implementation of the Oxfam Australia Environmental Sustainability Plan, which directed and inspired the agency towards environmental sustainability in its operations, programs and advocacy. Carly is also a mother, a maker, a permaculture practitioner and an earth mentor. Natureweavers, an earth school that has been operating on the Sunshine Coast since 2010, is the current manifestation of her love for mother earth and for children. She is currently study a Masters of
Education, with research interests in how childhood nature play transforms into earth stewardship behaviour into adulthood.