Read about Tara’s latest work, ideas, projects and adventures.


Tara takes the plunge for mother nature

A KINSALE based environmental scientist is joining 80 women from around the world on an expedition to Antarctica.

Dr Tara Shine, co–founder of Plastic Free Kinsale and the award winning social enterprise Change by Degrees, left Ireland on the 27th of December to join the select group of female scientists from around the world on the leadership expedition to what’s one of the most ecologically sensitive places on earth.Tara, an advisor on climate change, is the first woman living in Ireland to be selected for the programme.

Public Speaking

The Story of Your Stuff

Tara was asked by the Environmental Protection Agency to be Ambassador for The Story of Your Stuff Competition in 2019.

The Story of Your Stuff is an EPA competition for second level students aimed at highlighting sustainability, climate action and environmental protection. Second level students are invited to use their creative talents to visually tell a story about the environment, such as investigate the life cycle of their everyday ‘stuff’ which could be an object or an activity. Tara was pleased to be an Ambassador for the event and to meet the finalists at their showcase event.

TV Presenter

A Wild Irish Year

New 4-part Natural History Series for RTÉ 1. From wildlife to weather to the changing landscape, from farming cycles to nature’s ancient rhythms, each episode of A Wild Irish Year features the wild magic of one Irish season – three months of enormous transition sweeping across our island.

Social Entrepreneur

Plastic Free Kinsale

Waging a war against plastic in their town. When two concerned mums from Kinsale posted a video to social media in early February, discussing which items of common household plastic were suitable for recycling, the video went viral nationwide and generated more than 205,000 views.

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