Tanya Ha is an award-winning environmentalist, best-selling author, science journalist, television presenter and sustainable living advocate. Main website: www.TanyaHa.com
Tanya @ Work
Tanya is an environmental and science communication specialist. Her work has included reporting for ABC TV’s respected science show Catalyst, answering viewers’ eco questions as the environment presenter for Can We Help?, writing for several magazines and conducting media interviews on environmental issues. Tanya is also a best-selling author. Her books include the best-selling eco-guide book Greeniology and the acclaimed Green Stuff for Kids. In 2010 she won the United Nations Association of Australia Media Award for Environmental Reporting. In addition to her media work, Tanya works as a sustainability consultant and also develops sustainable living and behaviour change programs. She is a science graduate (Chemistry major) and is currently completing a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne.
Tanya the Mum
Tanya’s earliest eco role model was her own mother, Mrs H, who recycled before it was convenient and taught her daughter to love and respect nature, to clean up after her own messes and not take more than her fair share. Tanya gave birth to her first child three weeks before finishing university. Her subsequent work in the environment movement has been influenced by her thoughts and experiences as a mother. Like many other people, her interest in sustainability, healthy living and the future of the planet became intensely personal when she became a parent. As an environmentalist, Tanya has worked to be relevant to new parents and has an academic interest in how parenthood changes our environmental attitudes and habits.
Tanya’s first child, Miss J, was a healthy bouncing bundle of joy… and still is. Tanya’s second child, Miss L, was born prematurely and sadly died shortly after her birth, but in her brief existence she taught her mother some valuable lessons. Tanya’s third child is Mr A, a sometimes serious, sometimes cheeky son. Consequently, Tanya’s writing on eco-parenting is partly based on experience. It’s also written with friendship and compassion for the many people who have a concern for the future of their children and/or the planet.