Tara is a professional speaker who has many years of experience presenting for formal panels, academic lectures, event facilitation, keynote addresses, and more.  She has been invited to speak at SXSW, FIU Wolfsonian Museum, NYC fashion week, Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, City University of New York, Columbia University, and numerous other locations around the world.  Tara has also been featured  in interviews on NPR, WBAI/Pacifica Radio, international television including 24 Hours of Reality, and numerous films, such as BagIT.  
Her guest appearances range topically from climate change to coalition building, to creative communications and often incorporate multimedia and interactive ways to engage diverse audiences across multiple sectors.  See more examples of Tara's speaking engagements below.



9/11/2014      Designing for a Changing Climate, Human Impacts Chicago, Goethe Institute Chicago.

7/16/2014      The Creative Climate, Human Impacts NYC, private residence, NYC.

5/15/2014      Putting some STEAM in climate innovation, Human Impacts Boston, Goethe Institute Boston. 

Watch Human Impacts Boston>>

12/12/2013    How do we thrive on the front lines of climate? Human Impacts Miami, FIU Wolfsonian Museum, Miami. 

Watch Human Impacts Miami>> 

12/5/2013      A Changing Political Climate? Human Impacts DC, Goethe Institute DC. Watch Human Impacts DC>> 

10/30/2013    Where do we place our trust in a changing climate? Human Impacts Atlanta, Goethe Institute Atlanta.

Watch Human Impacts Atlanta>> 

6/5/2013       Starting a Clean Climate Revolution, Human Impacts NYC,  German Consulate of NYC.

Watch a teaser of Human Impacts NYC>> 

5/17/2013     Climate action in NYC, Elemental Film Screening, Cinema Village, NYC

3/10/2012     Creative Energy: Renewing the Fight for Renewables, SXSW, Austin, TX

4/30/2005     Promoting women and girls' careers in STEM, Women in Science, Earth Institute, Columbia University.



5/10/2014     Energy, fracking and New York State, Tracking Fracking Radio. Listen to the interview>> 

12/12/2013   Creative Climate Communication, NPR interview on WLRN/MIami Herald Radio News, Miami. 

Listen to the interview>> 

10/28/2013   Who is the Human Impacts Institute? Blogtalk Radio: Southeast Green, Atlanta.

Listen to the interview>> 

11/12/2012   Sustainability and Education, Swiss RE Sustainability Movie, Global.

9/1/2012       10 Days of Climate, WBAI Pacifica Radio "Wake Up Call".  Listen to the interview>> 

9/15/2011     Climate Change Action, 24 Hours of Climate Reality (3 panels), International Television Event, Global.

Facilitator, Renee Zellweiger, fellow panelists: Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Drew Shindell, Jim McCarthy, and Paul Higgins. Watch the highlight films>>

6/15/2010     Electronics recycling NYC, Ewaste Recycling Film.  Watch the short film here>> 

1/13/2009     Waste Prevention, bagIT the movie.  Watch the feature length film here>> 

Keynote Speaker


9/19/2014      Youth leadership for climate change, Manhattan College, NYC

10/8/2013      Climate Change Action and Creativity, Guttman Community College, CUNY, NYC 

6/11/2013      Healthy Food and Labeling,Ingredion Employee Training Day, Ingredion Headquarters, NJ. 

6/11/2013      Non-Toxic Cleaning, Ingredion Employee Training Day, Ingredion Headquarters, NJ. 

4/2/2011       Sustainability and International Environmental Policy, LIFTT Program for Youth, Intrepid Museum, NYC.

3/22/2011      Greening the Workplace and Community Stewardship, Nautica NYC Corporate Headquarters, NYC. 

6/23/2010      Waste Reduction and Urban Sustainability, L'Oreal NYC Corporate Headquarters

3/4/2010        Environmental Careers, GOALS for Girls, Intrepid Museum, NYC.

10/28/2009    Climate Change and NYC, Net Impact NYC Summit, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, NYC. 

4/22/2009      Greening the Workplace, Kiehl's Corporate Headquarters, NYC. 

4/22/2009      Creative Communication, Sustainability Series, Exit Art, NYC. 

3/18/2009      Greening the Workplace, HSBC NYC Headquarters, NYC.

2/20/2009      Estuary and Health, Pace University, NYC. 

8/5/2008        Composting and Waste Reduction in NYC, HSBC NYC Headquarters, NYC. 

7/22/2008      Indoor Worm Composting, American Express NYC Headquarters, NYC. 

7/17/2008      Stewardship in NYC, L'Oreal NYC Headquarters, NYC. 

4/24/2008      Indoor Worm Composting, Blue Man Group Headquarters, NYC. 

4/23/2008      Going Organic, American Express NYC Headquarters, NYC. 

4/22/2008      Urban Composting, Macy's Herald Square, NYC. 

4/22/2008      Green Cleaning, Waste Prevention, and Stewardship, Nautica NYC Headquarters, NYC.

3/28/2008      Climate Change and Activism, Hunter College, NYC. 

3/19/2008      Composting and Waste Reduction in NYC, La Guardia College, NYC. 

3/18/2008      Climate Change and Youth Leadership, La Guardia College, NYC. 

12/18/2007    Youth as Actors, Youth Bridge, NYC. 

8/9/2007        Greening in the Workplace, HSBC NYC Corporate Headquarters, NYC. 

7/30/2007      Individual Action for Climate Change, Animation Block Party, Galapagos, NYC. 

7/19/2007      Individual Action for Climate Change, Animation Block Party, Galapagos, NYC. 

3/23/2007      Youth Leadership for Sustainability, Global Kids Conference, Global Kids Headquarters, NYC. 

3/8/2007        Youth Leadership for Sustainability, Global Girls Conference, NYC.

2/8/2007        Activism and Youth Voices, Bard College, NY. 

2/6/2007        Climate Change Action, Net Impact NYC Summit, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, NYC. 


Guest Lecturer


8/25/2011     Green Jobs, Asian Americans for Equality, AAFE offices, NYC.

7/23/2011     Nontoxic Cleaning for Health and Community, Go Green Western Queens Program, Queens Public

Library, NYC. .

2/5/2010       Gender and Energy Resources, Earth Institute, SIPA, Columbia University, NYC. 

1/27/2010     New Tools for Understanding the World: Urban Ecology and Eco-Literacy, A World Changing Lecture and

Discussion Series on the Coming Ecological Age, Tricycle Gardens Headquarters, NYC. 

8/13/2008     Indoor Worm Composting, Whole Foods Bowery, NYC. 

4/17/2008     Waste Prevention, Women's City Club of New York, NYC. 

4/4/2008       Water Pollution in NYC, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ. 

12/17/2007   Electronics Recycling, Women's City Club of New York, NYC. 

11/5/2007     Composting in NYC, Green Apple Corps Annual Training, NYC Parks and Recreation Headquarters.

Guest Speaker


1/10/2015     Climate Change, Sustainability and NYC: Local Action, International Center of Photography, NYC. 

9/22/2014     Climate, Vulnerability and Opportunity in NYC, Climate Change and Island Partnership, Taipei

Economic and Cultural Office of NY, NYC. 

4/10/2014     Creativity and Sustainability in the Classroom, Teaching for Sustainability,  Grace Church School, NYC.

6/6/2014       Environmental Consulting for Small Businesses, MBA Webster University, Webster University MBA

Campus, The Netherlands.

4/2/2014       Water and Development, Webster University Sustainability Course, Webster University, the


6/26/2013     Climate Change, The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio, Live comedy show, NYC.

6/6/2013       Creativity for sustainability, Global Kids Conference, Global Kids Headquarters, NYC. 

11/21/2012   Climate Action and Renewable Energy in NYC, Launch of Solar Energy East River State Park, NYC. 

11/11/2012   Nontoxic Cleaning for Health and Community, Workshop for Domestic Workers, Adhikaar Offices.

6/15/2012     Coalition building for sustainability, Rio+20 Heart Power and Action for the Future We Want,Rio+20

UN Conference on Sustainable Development, IAAI GloCha Side-EventRio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Watch panel>> 

4/22/2012     Creativity in Sustainability, Earth Day DC, National Mall, DC.

4/20/2012     Creativity in Sustainability, Global Kids Conference, CUNY Law School, Queens, NYC.

3/24/2012     Creativity in Sustainability and Bi-National Cooperation/Coalition Building for Sustainability, Yale

Citizen's Summit, Yale School of Forestry, New Haven, CT. 

11/22/2011   Coalition building in the U.S. for Rio+20 and sustainability, UN Future We Want Launch,

United Nations, NY.

9/24/2011     Climate Leadership, Moving Planet, UN/Dag Hammerskold Plaza, NYC.  Watch speach here>> 

Fellow speakers included Bill McKibbon, Colin Beavan, Dr James Hansen, and the Vice President of the Maldives Dr Mohammed Waheed. 

8/3/2011       Environmental leadership, art and activism, EcoWarriors, PowerHouse Arena, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC. 

5/1/2011       Leadership for Sustainability, Youth Blast: UNSCD Major Group for Children and Youth,

United Nations, NYC. 

6/22/2010     Competing for Sustainability, Urban Assembly,  NYC.

6/13/2010     Rooftop Farming and Composting, Eagle Street Rooftop Farms, Brooklyn, NYC. 

3/17/2010     Greening Small Businesses, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation Panel: "Greening

Commercial Corridors: Implementing Sustainable Practices with Small Businesses", Brooklyn Public Library’s Business Library, NYC. 

11/12/2009   Sustainability Leadership, SVA Sustainability Conference, School of Visual Arts, NYC. 

10/5/2009     Climate Change and Water Resources, Broadway Theatre District, NYC. 

4/10/2009     Youth Voices for Sustainability, Stewardship, Youth and Faith Conference, Church Center at the

United Nations, NYC. 

4/9/2009       Composting in the Big City, Public Learning Days, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, NYC. 

10/4/2007     Climate Change and Business, Launch of Citi LEED Platinum Building, Citi Group Headquarters, NYC. 

9/30/2007     Climate Change and NYC, Ecofest 2007, Times Square, NYC. 

9/5/2007       Climate Change and Fashion, Fashion Week NYC, NYC. 

10/20/2006   Urban Sustainability and Education, American Museum of Natural History, NYC.

10/13/2006   Gender and Environmental Leadership, Rutgers University, NJ. 

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