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NCSE 2017 Conference Workshop

Building Local Capacity to Respond to the Impacts from a Changing Climate

January 25, 2017

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

90% of US communities are small, resource poor and in significant need of support in building local capacity to address impacts to a changing climate. Antioch University New England and NOAA will be leading an interactive workshop on January 25, 2017 in Washington DC at the NCSE 2017 conference.

This workshop will provide innovative stakeholder capacity building strategies in the context of the essential role that institutions of higher learning can play through their applied research agendas. Participants will learn how to move communities from planning to action in their response to such climate change.

Register here for the conference!  http://www.cvent.com/d/jvqk5w?lang=en&sms=7&cn=glCWektf2EudIKra1pku2g

Weathering Change Webinar Series Returns: Thursday, February 9, 2017  12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EST

Register for this FREE webinar

AICP CM 1.25 credits – Event #9118604

This webinar is part of the series: Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  For more information on this webinar series,visit our website.

To watch any past webinars, visit this page: Upcoming and Past Webinars

Regional Collaboration for Resilience: How to build effective, sustainable cross-jurisdictional climate collaboratives

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Participants in this webinar heard how communities can collaborate at the regional scale to successfully advance climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Cross-jurisdictional collaboration among municipal, county, and regional administrators, emergency managers, planners, public works personnel, leaders of business, community-based, health, education, and philanthropic institutions, and other stakeholders can successfully strengthen resilience and avoid maladaptive responses. In this webinar, participants learned:

  • Specific models for regional collaboration and examples of how regional collaboratives can advance climate resilience;
  • How to establish a regional network of key local decision makers; and
  • How to identify clear first steps for regional resilience planning/implementation

AICP CM 1.0  credits.  Event #9118603


Brian Ambrette joined the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in 2014 to lead the Coastal Resilience Program. The program aims to provide local governments with the assistance and resources necessary to prepare for sea level rise, coastal hazards, and climate change impacts. He works with Eastern Shore leaders to assess the risks associated with sea level rise and to explore opportunities to plan resilience into their communities. Brian previously worked with The Nature Conservancy on conservation and planning tools for coastal resilience in Connecticut and with the Environmental Defense Fund in fundraising and donor engagement. He has a master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where he focused on marine and coastal resource management and stakeholder engagement. His undergraduate degree is in physics and geology from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Sherry Godlewski has worked for NH Department of Environmental Services for 19 years, and has experience in the water, air, waste, and environmental health programs. She currently works on Climate Change Adaptation efforts. Sherry serves as co-chair of both the Coastal Adaptation Workgroup and the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup. Sherry has a M.S. in Environmental Communication and Administration from Antioch University.

Cynthia Greene is the Manager of the Energy and Climate Unit at EPA New England.  This unit is in the Air Branch and works on greenhouse gas mitigation including the Clean Power Plan, energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy and global climate change adaptation.  Cynthia has worked for the agency for thirty-six years and has previously served as the Regional ozone expert, team leader for municipal solid waste and pollution prevention and Brownfields conference coordinator. Additionally, as the former leader of the internal Green Team she has worked on greening and the design of the EPA’s office space that is an ENERGY STAR and LEED gold certified building.

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This webinar is part of the series: Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  For more information on this webinar series,visit our website.

To watch any past webinars, visit this page: Upcoming and Past Webinars

Local Solutions Report

local-solutions-2016-report-lrAntioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience is pleased to release the Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change.

This report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of sources, including the Center’s Local Solutions Survey, local decision-makers’ evaluations of capacity-building climate preparedness programs, and community need statements. We offer recommendations to inform priorities for developing actionable climate adaptation data sets, facilitating regional collaboration and adaptation action, public policy, government budget setting, and private sector funding and investments.


Resilient Vermont Conference a Success!

On May 20, 2016, vermonters joined together for the first Resilient Vermont Network conference to learn about how to deal with climate-related challenges like powerful storms and warming temperatures, all while navigating shifting economies and new policies. Center Program Manager Christa Daniels delivered a keynote lunch presentation on engaging communities for climate resilience.
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International Visitors Convene with the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience to Discuss Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Keene, NH—On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, members of Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience hosted a group of eight international environmentalists and discussed climate change and renewable energy topics. AUNE representatives shared an overview of the Center and its extensive current projects…
Please visit AUNE website for full story.