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One Home, One Planet

One Home, One Planet is a two-day action-orientated event that brings together purpose-driven, ideas-led doers, thinkers and influencers from across different sectors. Dr Tara Shine was invited to join as a key-note speaker today, Wednesday 10th November, to discuss how to make circular solutons scalable.


Five easy ways you can help fight climate change with tips from Dr Tara Shine

39 Ways to Save the Planet looks at the brilliant methods that people are using to reverse the effects of climate change. But while climate change is absolutely a global issue, that doesn’t mean that individuals are powerless in the fight to help the environment.
We’ve got some tips from environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine, author of the book How to Save Your Planet One Object at a Time. And as part of our ‘Climate Solutions’ collaboration with The Open University, we’ve turned these tips into five illustrated examples of how you can make an environmental difference.
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Author, Lifestyle, Tips

Earth Day in a Time of COVID by Dr. Tara Shine

One year ago my first book, How to Save Your Planet One Object At a Time was published on Earth Day (22 April 2020). As is natural for any first time author, I was excited to share my book with the world and see physical copies of it on shelves in bookshops and in people’s hands. I imagined signing copies and having a book launch. But it wasn’t to be. The Pandemic drove my book launch online and I had to wait months to see my book in the shops. It was not as I imagined, but nevertheless people supported my book and spread the word and found that locked down in their homes the messages in my book were more relevant than ever.

Author, Lifestyle, News, Reviews, Tips

Business and Climate Justice: Putting People at the Centre of Climate Action

Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people, who contribute least to the causes of the problem. Existing inequities – due to factors such as gender, race and income – exacerbate the risks to people’s lives and livelihoods. Inequity also affects people’s capacity and opportunity to participate in the transition to a green economy.

Author, Explorer, Lifestyle, Tips, Travel

ONE PLANET How to Save the Planet – In conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Tara Shine and Anna Kernahan

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland this November, the NI Science Festival is honoured to present an inter-generational conversation on the key issues facing the planet and what we need to do to influence policy makers and the public in this crucial year.

Lifestyle, News, Tips

‘No going back to the office’: What you want to keep post-pandemic – and what you’ll leave behind

ZOOM QUIZZES, SOCIAL distancing, and limiting your contacts… Everyday life looks quite different right now to the way it looked a year ago.

But thinking ahead to this time next year, or even five years from now, what would you like daily life to look like? Which pandemic habits will you be happy to see the back of? And which parts of the ‘new normal’ will you try to keep around?

Lifestyle, News, Tips

Irish climate scientist takes senior role in climate crisis talks.

An Irish scientist has been appointed by the United Nations to oversee the next international review of global climate goals.

Dr Tara Shine is one of two facilitators selected to guide key discussions involving hundreds of scientists and policymakers from all over the world in a massive undertaking expected to take two years.

While the science is complex and the logistics unwieldy, Dr Shine says there’s a simple way of viewing the process.

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