Antioch University New England and EPA to host regional event May 19-21
(Keene, NH), April 24, 2014—The deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bob Perciasepe, will give the keynote address to open LOCAL SOLUTIONS, Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference. The conference will be held May 19-21, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The kickoff for Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) new Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience will also take place at the conference. The center will be a resource for President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative, announced by the White House in March. It encourages private and public innovators to use data on the risks and effects of climate change to help citizens, businesses, and communities make smart choices.
Plenary speakers at the LOCAL SOLUTIONS conference will include:
- Cameron Wake, research associate professor of climatology and glaciology at the University of New Hampshire Climatology and director of Climate Solutions New England
- Curt Spaulding, Regional Administrator, EPA
- Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
- Sarah Hoveter, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
- Perry Plummer, Director, New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
See other speakers and workshops at the conference.
The conference is designed for local planners and decision makers from throughout the region, from the northern Chesapeake Bay to Canada’s Eastern Maritime provinces. Participants will learn how to build health and resiliency into community plans, and how to prepare for severe weather and the impacts of climate change.
AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies (ES), one of the oldest graduate programs in environmental studies in the country, is celebrating its fortieth year. The department delivers visionary, progressive, and interdisciplinary programs that are helping students solve some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. It offers a master’s of science degree in environmental studies with concentrations in conservation biology, advocacy for social justice and sustainability, environmental education, science teacher certification, sustainable development and climate change, and self-designed studies. It also offers a master’s of science degree in resource and conservation management and a PhD in environmental studies. Learn more here.
About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at: www.antiochne.edu.
About Antioch University
Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University, a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 institution, provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.