AELA’s Earth Arts Team

Dr Michelle Maloney

Dr Michelle Maloney

Michelle is a lawyer, governance expert and systems change/social change maker. Michelle is the Co-Founder & National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), an organisation that works across disciplines to promote the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance – with a focus on law, economics, ethics, education, spirituality and the arts (

Michelle manages AELA’s Earth Arts Program, and regularly collaborates with visual, sound and performance artists.  Michelle is also Co-Founder and Director of the New Economy Network Australia ( and Co-Founder and Director of Future Dreaming Australia, a not-for-profit organisation created in partnership with First Nations Elders, aimed at building cross-cultural ecological knowledge and creating an Earth centred society (

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James Lee

James K Lee

James Lee has a background in art, music and film studies (BMus, WAAPA; GDScreenComp, AFTRS) and holds a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). James is a Project Manager and Director with the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and works on ecological governance and Earth Arts projects. He has a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to addressing ecological challenges and exploring the role that cultural practices can play in informing and supporting Earth-centred governance.

Claudia Pilon-Summons

Claudia Pilon-Summons

Claudia Pilon-Summons has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Sciences) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (First Class Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney. Claudia is passionate about social and environmental justice, as reflected by the eclectic range of projects she has worked on, including a social media campaign on medical gaslighting, a ‘toolkit’ for impactful storytelling, and most recently an Honours thesis investigating the key barriers to the implementation of the Rights of Nature in Australia, which saw her engage with a variety of stakeholders in the Rights of Nature sphere both nationally and abroad. Claudia has also been involved in a number of scientific research projects within both the School of Life Sciences and the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology Sydney. Further, Claudia has experience in editing and education, and has recently started a role as a casual academic at the University of Technology Sydney. Currently, Claudia is one of the co-editors of the AELA Earth Arts Anthology. In her spare time, Claudia can be found outdoors: camping in the outback, hiking in the arctic circle, or rock climbing and taking photographs in the Blue Mountains.

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Ally Moulis

Ally Moulis has a Bachelor of Communications in Creative Writing & Journalism, a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (First Class Honours) and a Diploma of Languages in French from the University of Technology Sydney. Having completed an Honours thesis analysing the role of storytelling in motivating action on climate change, Ally is dedicated to celebrating the role of creativity in generating meaningful social change. Ally is an experienced writer, having worked as an editor, copywriter and content creator. Her poetry and flash-fiction has been published online and in Vertigo Magazine, and her creative writing has been recognised by the Sydney Morning Herald. Ally is currently lending a hand at FEAT Artists; an initiative designed to improve sustainable practice in the music industry, co-editing the AELA Earth Arts Anthology and working on a volume of poetry exploring human / nature relationships. When she’s not hunched over a notebook, Ally is probably reading, taking pics of her mates, making music or dancing to Dua Lipa in her backyard.

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