Webinar Series

Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities Webinar Series

Thank you for joining us for the Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities webinar series. The webinar series will return in the fall of 2017. Stay tuned for information for the September 2017 webinar!

The webinar series, Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities, has been presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). View our past webinar recordings below.

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Past Webinars


Financing Climate Change Solutions

Although there is widespread agreement on the need for adapting to the changing climate, there is no clear consensus on how much it will cost, or how communities can pay for it. This webinar will address what the future holds for financial support for emergency preparedness and longer range adaptation planning.


Communicating About Clean Energy and Climate Change Solutions

Participants in this webinar learned the basics of developing an effective climate engagement strategy for their target audiences. This webinar covered a summary of public opinion on clean energy and climate issues, tips on developing values based framing, examples of community engagement approaches, and common communication challenges and how to overcome these challenges based on translated and applied social science research.


Incorporating Climate Solutions

Participants will learn how to approach development, financing, and implementation of climate adaptation strategies across all municipal planning activities.


Regional Collaboration for Resilience

Participants in this webinar will learn how communities can collaborate at the regional scale to successfully advance climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.


Equitable Adaptation: Collaborating for Resilience

Climate change impacts disproportionately affect the low-income and communities of color. How can local decision makers and leaders promote effective engagement with those most likely to be impacted?


What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings

Findings and recommendations from the 2016 Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change.


A Roadmap for Transforming Energy to 100% Wind, Water and Solar

Discussed how communities and cities can help significantly transform the energy infrastructure of the United States.


Planning Ahead in the Wake of Alfred, Lee, and Sandy: Creating a Community Coastal Resilience Plan

2016-02-18 12.01 How to make a Coastal Resiliency Plan Presenters: Samuel J. Bell, Senior Hazard Mitigation Specialist, GZA Brian ten Siethoff, Principal, Cambridge Systematics Daniel C. Stapleton, P.E., Principal and Senior Vice-President, GZA […]


Navigating the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

How the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit can be used to support local planning and decisions for enhanced community resilience, by walking through the Toolkit’s 5-Step Planning Process.


Stafford Act for Community Resilience

Explored how to successfully navigate the Stafford Act when planning for and/or responding to natural disasters


Turning Up the Heat on Community Energy Security

This webinar describes economical and effective strategies for making communities more resilient to disruptions of critical services, drawing on lessons learned in the field.


Getting the Message Out

This webinar aimed to build participants’ skills in targeting communication strategies and messaging to effectively engage and strengthen community support.


Collaborating for Resilience

The challenging impacts of climate change disproportionately affect those with the least resources to prepare, sustain and recover. How do municipal decision makers and civic leaders promote effective engagement with all community members, especially those that are likely to be most impacted?


Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment

This webinar addressed assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy.


Assessing Vulnerability of Water Conveyance Infrastructure from a Changing Climate in the Context of a Changing Landscape

This webinar presented how to assess the vulnerability of a community’s road crossings and storm water systems to increased run-off events.


Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment

Alex Wilson provided context for why we need to be considering resilience in looking at the built environment during the coming decades.


Interview with United Nations Environment Programme’s Keith Alverson

Abigail Abrash Walton’s Interview with United Nations Environment Programme’s Keith Alverson, head of the Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch.


A Conversation with NYC’s Chief Urban Designer Alexandros Washburn

A Conversation with NYC’s Chief Urban Designer Alexandros Washburn, presented by ES Dept Chair Michael Simpson

Upcoming Events


Local Solutions Conference 2018

Antioch University New England is hosting the 3rd Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference on April 30, May 1 and May 2nd 2018 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.

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