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#NYTReadalong | Tara DePorte (Exec. Dir., Human Impacts Institute)

Tara DePorte, Executive Director and Founder of the Humans Impacts Institute, a nonprofit that uses arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good, is this weeks’ guest on Sree's Sunday #NYTReadalong. I will be the guest host.

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Tara founded the Human Impacts Institute in 2010, seeing a need for creative approaches to building the global climate movement. Tara has more than twenty years of experience in community engagement and environmental communications. She is the recipient of numerous international honors for her climate and arts work, including two research fellowships at IMéRA Institute for Advanced Studies (France), two fellowships on climate, energy and policy with the Federal Republic of Germany, U.S. Department of State Professional Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship, United Nations Expert Delegate with the Republic of China (Taiwan), among others.

Tara’s formal education focused on issues of sustainable development, society, and the environment. Professionally, her international experience includes work throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, working with colleagues throughout the world on creative community development, environmental education, social justice, policy and networking.


More on the Human Impacts Institute

  • Stories of a Just Transition: A series of free events in 2021 featuring inspiring local climate leaders in Pittsburgh who are redefining what it means to transform their community.

  • Climate Crossroads Exhibit: These stories shed light on the lives and work of 10 inspiring Indigenous climate leaders from the Global South who are championing resilience in the face of the climate crisis.

  • Creative Climate Awards (2021): The Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired public works and actions.


In The New York Times

  • Facing a Ban, a School District Fights to Keep ‘Indian’ Nickname


Every week, we review the print edition of the Sunday New York Times, taking audience comments and interviewing special guests.

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