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First paragraph: This chapter is about supporting those who are interested in reconnecting with the earth and facilitating that process with others. Perhaps you haven’t even realised how disconnected you are from the natural environment until you started reading this workbook, or perhaps you are looking for more tools to add to your already overflowing toolbox of ways to work with others, or perhaps you are somewhere in the middle. Whatever the reason, this chapter will remind you about the importance of staying connected to the earth, how to support others on their journey to realize their connectedness to the environment, and how to promote environmental sustainability.