We are dedicated to making and advancing sustainable art.
It is a privilege to have the following people on our Advisory Board.
Prof. Frank Convery
Frank Convery is Director of the Environmental Systems Institute at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to taking up his post at UCD, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Duke University, USA.
He has written extensively on resource and environmental economics issues with particular reference to agriculture, forestry, energy, minerals, land use, urbanisation, environment and development in developing countries.At present, his research relates to European Union Environmental Policy with particular reference to the use, potential and effectiveness of market-based instruments.
Prof. Mary Corcoran
Prof. Corcoran is a Professor of Sociology at Maynooth Univeristy. She discovered Sociology when she began a degree in Economic and Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin and received her doctorate in Sociology from Columbia University, New York. Prof. Corcoran worked as an adjunct lecturer in Sociology at New York University and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. and then she spent two years teaching at UCD before moving to the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Her research and teaching interests lie primarily in the fields of urban sociology, public cultures and the sociology of migration. One of her main ambitions is to bring sociology and the sociological perspective to wider audiences. She has for many years been an active member of the Sociological Association of Ireland helping to promote the discipline more widely.
Prof. Marcus Collier
He is an Associate Professor of Sustainability Science In Trinity College Dublin, researching and lecturing in social-ecological systems, landscape ecology, novel ecosystems and transdisciplinarity (co-creation and co-design of sustainability solutions). He was the PI of both the TURAS Project, 2011 - 2017, and the PI of the Connecting Nature Project (www.connectingnature.eu), 2017 - 2022. This project devised a framework for addressing climate and social issues in cities through innovating with nature-based solutions. In 2021 he started a new 5 year research project called NovelEco (www.noveleco.eu). This is a citizen science research project measuring societal attitudes towards urban novel ecosystems and is funded by his European Research Council Consolidator grant.
Terri is a highly competent organisation development & coaching professional working with Chief Executives, Boards of Directors and Senior Executives, with a background in business psychology with extensive experience with blue chip companies across all sectors; and is also an experienced Chief Executive Officer.
Terri co-founded This Is. in 2004, specialising in organisation development. She took on the role of Chief executive Officer of the Psychological Society of Ireland (2015-2019). Now back as Director with This is... she specialises in leading in uncertain times; coaching for women and emergent leaders; innovation and entrepreneurial leadership and thought leadership with CEO's and Boards. Terri recently co-facilitated the Global Summit on Psychology & Climate Change attended by the leaders of 44 Psychological Societies in Lisbon (November 2019).
A lecturer with the Centre for Innovative Human Systems in the Psychology Department of Trinity College Dublin where she focuses on Risk Management, Leadership and Mental Toughness.
Cultural landscaper with keen interested in Politics, the Circular Economy, Theatre, Opera, Music, Dance, Film, Comedy, Spectacle Performances, Festivals.
Conleth has worked in the entertainment industry for over seventeen years, specifically in Arts PR since 2001. Working with a broad range of established clients managing international publicity campaigns for Momentum Pictures, Pathe Films, Red Bus Films, The National Theatre of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Opera Ireland and Dublin Fringe Festival.
Now running his own arts PR company for the past seven years, working on a broad range of clients.
Noreen serves as volunteer on the executive board of the Global Leadership League which promotes advancing women’s leadership skills, knowledge, and connections in the field of International Education.
She is the Sustainability Coordinator for Native Events. A member of Sannam S4's expert ecosystem team and responsible for Partnership building, Diversity and Social Enterprise.
She is a strong advocate for sustainability within global education and firmly believes there is a need and an opportunity for the international education sector to step up and act in a positive way towards climate change.
Noreen advocates for sustainability in all her work with universities and stakeholders globally, has a degree in Sustainability in Enterprise from University College Cork, is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and is proud to be a Climate Ambassador with An Taisce.
Shanna May Breen
Shanna May Breen is a performance artist inspired by the inter contextualization of art and ecology, her creative practice mainly centres around developing experiences that look at our human impact on the environment.
Shanna completed her MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2014 and her BA in Devised Theatre at Dartington College of Art in 2011.
Most recently Shanna obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Entrepreneurship at Trinity College, Dublin where she designed a new climate-positive household product. Shanna is now developing that business in synergy with Enterprise Ireland and Dundalk Institute of Technology.