Quote that motivates her work: “We are fighting for soil, land, food, trees, water, birds. We are fighting for life.” Gregoris Mirabal

Linda Arkert is The Green Connection’s Research Coordinator. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has since graduated from the University of South Africa as a Social Worker and has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, focusing on Green Social Work in South Africa. Her community, group and case work at a community care centre assisted people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Her work is driven by her growing awareness of the issues of environmental degradation and climate change, and the impact in particular on the poor and marginalized.