The Act Now Collective was established to engage, inform and empower people to take climate action. We are a group of individuals, from different places and backgrounds, that came together through a shared belief that climate action is a positive, life-enhancing endeavour.
Our mission is to encourage people to believe that individual change, however small, can make a difference, benefitting themselves, their community, society and the planet. We aim to be open and inclusive in our discourse, always acting with integrity, sincerity and without judgement.
Our ambition is to build a community of shared knowledge and collaboration that is full of fun, positivity and hope.
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Meet the Team
Robert Bourke runs an architecture practice in Dublin and teaches Master’s Degree students at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin. He is a passionate advocate of the power of design-thinking to help solve the critical issues of our time.
He spent much of his life wondering “why doesn’t somebody do something about that” before realising that “I am somebody”. And so, the Act Now Collective was formed in January 2021, with the aim of inspiring others to take individual and collective action – empowered by their own life experience, skills and interests.
Brian Byrne is a graphic designer based in Wexford and works under the moniker Lands. He specialises in visual identity work, brand strategy, print publications and digital design.
Brian joined the collective because of what he sees as a moral obligation to address climate change. He understands how transformative design can be and believes it will be essential in building a sustainable future. He hopes to play some small part in that transformation.
Ana Calvo has a Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and more than 8 years of experience working in the health business. Ana follows and promotes a wholefoods plant-based diet for disease prevention, management and reversal. She also specialises in weight loss and sports performance.
Ana decided to join the Act Now Collective as she believes that the food we eat has a huge impact not only on our health but also on our planet.
Colin Carthy is a graphic designer with an aptitude for brand and identity design. Working across both print and screen platforms, he naturally incorporates illustration into his work.
Using design to promote climate action, Colin hopes to show others how easily they can live a sustainable lifestyle. He believes by implementing these small actionable changes, everyone can develop ways of living that can and will make a difference to our environment.
Malin Mohr is an architect and urban designer specialising in participative, human-centered design. In her architectural work she explores how our environments shape who we are and how we grow by co-creating spaces that support a healthier everyday life for people and their communities.
Malin joined the Act Now Collective as a way to bring people together and support each other in making healthy everyday decisions for ourselves and for each other. It is a beautiful thing to realise that all starts within us – with the decisions we make for our bodies and in our homes.
Architectural Designer + Climate Ambassador
Rachel Loughrey is an architectural designer, photographer and climate ambassador. She is passionate about nature, healing the earth and spreading awareness through educating others about the impact and solutions to climate change.
“We are nature, nature is us. Through taking actions small and big we have the power to create a healthier, happier and more compassionate home. I am so grateful to be part of Act Now, a community working together to make the changes that we need to heal this wonderful planet.”
Talita is a Brazilian fine artist, graduated in forestry engineering with an emphasis on sustainability. She worked for 5 years with geographic information systems and territorial analysis in the corporate sector. Talita moved to Ireland in 2018 where, facing the pattern of Irish people’s high consumerism, she became an entrepreneur in the field of housekeeping and organization improving the well-being of many families applying efficient and eco-friendly methods to their daily lives.
Talita emphasizes the importance of conscious actions applied to the essential day-to-day tasks of each individual, family and community, and the power of communication, especially visual, to sensitize the public about a possibility of a balanced life, which is in harmony with all other beings, human or otherwise, that coexist on our Planet Earth.
Nayara is originally from Brazil and holds degrees in public health and environmental engineering, work safety engineering, and further diplomas in computer science studies in Ireland. Through this knowledge, which helped her arrive at her current understanding of how to live more sustainably and in connection with the environment, Nayara discovered that any effort that leads to harmonious outcomes with the world that sustains life also results in a favorable reaction on our health and well being.
“It is beneficial and cooperative to spread information, promote, and use our natural resources intentionally. While working on the Brazilian version of the act now collective, I discovered several pleasant surprises related already existing in Ireland and Brazilian works which improved my knowledge as well as my acts.”
Marta Gonzalez de Herrero
Marta is an environmental lawyer. Her passion for nature has extended to his work, through which she helps companies to be more sustainable, under the paradigm that environmental protection is compatible with human and business activities.
Marta believes in the power of the individual to change the world. She joined Act Now Collective with the goal of teaching others to reduce their negative impact on the environment and to learn new ways to be more sustainable in our everyday lives.