Since 2002, Tara has worked as a consultant with diverse groups in the private and public sector.  Her projects have ranged from curriculum development to employee engagement workshops to in-depth research and reporting.  She has consulted with groups, including the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, Citigroup, Kiehls, the Intrepid Museum and many others to help connect them to environmental and social impacts of their initiatives. See her consulting experience below.  
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Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, Global, 2013-present

Develop and facilitate Human Impacts Salons on recommunicating climate change issues in the U.S. with diverse guests from policy, the private sector, education, academic institutions, and entertainment in

Atlanta, Miami, DC, NYC, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Houston.  


Corporate Sustainability Workshops, Global, 2006-present

Develop and lead workshops for corporate clients on environmental topics, such as: Going Organic, Employee Engagement and Stewardship, Non-Toxic Cleaning, Waste Prevention, among others.  Each workshop is developed in line with the goals of the client. Past clients include: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Citigroup, HSBC, Kiehl’s, American Express, Blue Man Group, L'Oreal, Nautica, and Ingredion.


Grace Church School, NYC, 2012-2013

Develop and lead program for high school faculty to incorporate sustainability learning into their classroom.


Harlem Education Activities Fund, NYC, 2012-2013

Develop and lead two semester-long course for 10th-12th graders on 1) Environmental Justice and Community Leadership and 2) Water and Sanitation Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Asian Americans for Equality, NYC, 2011-2012

Develop and lead environmental health and leadership program and workshops for adults and teens.


The Canary Project, NYC and Los Angeles, 2010-2011

Develop and lead two youth, intensive eco-design series (NYC 2010, LA 2011) on communicating environmental issues and motivating action in visual campaigns.  In partnership with Shepard Fairey, Urban Outfitters, & Exit Art.


Nautica, NYC, 2011

Develop and lead eco-mentorship experience for Nautica staff and urban youth, where all participants cared for urban street trees and investigated local issues around water and green space. Train youth in environmental consulting and environmental impacts assessments. Provide youth with job shadowing experiences and mentoring sessions with employees.


Intrepid Museum, NYC, 2010

Develop and lead environmental leadership training series for 80 urban youth of the LIFTT program, culminating in participation in the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development processes.  Program included guided research, community interviews, development of community-based campaigns and a two-day training on participating in international environmental policymaking with the Major Group for Children and Youth.


Women’s Earth Alliance, Global,  U.N. Liaison and Regional Coordinator, 2006-2007

Projects included the development and coordination of capacity building trainings for international women participating in U.N.-sanctioned environmental conferences, development of the organization guidelines, and representation of organizational needs/goals at United Nations conferences and meetings.


Young Women’s Sustainability and Leadership Training, NYC, 2006-2007

Developed and led a 9-month training for NYC-based, young women to lead research, data compilation, and develop key materials to aid international grassroots women with participation in the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15). Topics included Water and Sanitation, Energy and Air Pollution, Climate, Industrial Development and Environmental Policy.


Women’s Grassroots Academy: Preparation for Commission on Sustainable Development,  NYC, 2007

Creation and facilitation of a two-day training for women in grassroots environmental movements around the world.  Mobilized numerous first-time participants from developing countries to participate in international environmental policy development.  Developed and conducted 8 month long training for 15 young women to co-facilitate training with grassroots women.


U.N. Development Program, Best Practices in Water and Sanitation, Mexico City, Mexico, 2006

Researched and evaluated local-level approaches to water and sanitation programs. Developed best practice recommendations for official UNDP publication. Collaborated with Roberto Lenton of the UN Water and Sanitation Task Force. 


U.N. Development Program, Environmental Economics Program, Latin America/Caribbean, 2005

Work included research and published writing on Environmental Service Markets, emphasizing water resources. See report here: 

Defining the Creation of Water-Related Environmental Service Markets, Prepared for UNDP LAC Program for Environmental Economics, June, 2004 


Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, NYC, 2005

Research and report on water allocation and management strategies in Latin America, particularly Brazil


Waste Free NYC/Inform, Inc., NYC, 2002-2003, Waste Prevention Coordinator

Responsibilities included the creation, direction, and implementation of the LES Youth Waste Prevention Program, and assistance in the coordination and implementation of citywide electronics waste recycling days.

© 2015 by Tara DePorte

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