TARA DEPORTE SPEAKING
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.
9/19/2014 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.
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.
10/28/2013 Who is the Human Impacts Institute? Blogtalk Radio: Southeast Green, Atlanta.
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>>
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.
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.
12/12/2013 How do we thrive on the front lines of climate? Human Impacts Miami, FIU Wolfsonian Museum, 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.
6/5/2013 Starting a Clean Climate Revolution, Human Impacts NYC, German Consulate of 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.
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.