Vote for Hii Executive Director, Tara DePorte, as “Greenest New Yorker”

The Founder and Executive Director of the Human Impacts Institute, Tara DePorte, has been selected as one of the semi-finalists for the 2011 “Greenest New Yorker” competition.

You can VOTE for Tara at and help the Human Impacts Institute promote their mission of fostering creativity in sustainability.


Voting is one per person, per day. So, check back in and keep voting! Voting ends April 17th, 2011.

You can watch a film introduction by TaraHERE.

More about Tara’s commitments to a Green New York:

In the Community: For ten years, I have developed and led hands-on environmental programs in New York, engaging thousands. From water quality and air testing to environmental leadership training, I help others connect their passions to green living. I am also the Founder of the Human Impacts Institute and the NYC Climate Coalition.

In the Classroom: I am an adjunct professor at the New School, at Webster University in environment and sustainable development, and a lecturer at Columbia.

In the Office: I have developed a program to provide small business owners with free consulting services on greening their business while saving money. I also consult to corporations (e.g. Nautica, HSBC, and L’Oreal) on greening the workplace.

Creative Green: I am developing Social Change Salons to bring together creative New Yorkers with environmental leaders to inspire others to go green.

From Local To Global: Working with the Climate Project and the United Nations, I facilitate the inclusion of locals in the international environmental policy process. I am working with the Intrepid Museum to bring 20 NY youth to the Commission on Sustainable Development.

In the Home: Being green doesn’t mean just inspiring others, it s also about personal choice. We make our own cleaners, compost, grow organic vegetables, are building a rainwater harvesting system, buy used, ride our bikes, and more.

Being green is a continual learning process. Making informed decision of gains and impacts are crucial to our health, happiness, and the environment.

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