Antioch University New England Wins Social Responsibility Honor

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New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility has given Antioch University New England (AUNE) its Cornerstone Award for its commitment to corporate social responsibility. AUNE's many collaborative projects on greenhouse gas reduction, energy savings and community gardens garnered it the honor.

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Tracey L. Thompson, vice president for institutional advancement at Antioch University New England, accepts the 2011 Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and Kate Luczko, NHBSR.

[Antioch University New England] continues to strive to do more and serves as a role model for other New Hampshire organizations to follow.

Antioch University New England (AUNE) has won the 2011 Cornerstone Award given by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR).

NHBSR is a business organization that promotes social responsibility in New Hampshire through education, networking and promotion of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Cornerstone Award is presented each year to a company, organization or individual that exemplifies the principles of corporate social responsibility and promotes those concepts in New Hampshire’s business community.

“NHBSR is honored to present the 2011 Cornerstone Award to Antioch University New England,” said Kate Luczko, NHBSR interim executive director. “[Antioch University New England] has been a longtime engaged member of NHBSR and has demonstrated its commitment to corporate social responsibility. It continues to strive to do more and serves as a role model for other New Hampshire organizations to follow.”

In giving the award, NHBSR noted many collaborative efforts by AUNE’s students, faculty and staff, including energy-saving initiatives in workspaces and the Community Garden Connections project, which is working to grow community gardens in Keene. It also noted projects to help businesses put CSR practices to work; Cool Monadnock, a three-year project to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the Monadnock region; and the 10% Challenge, a collaborative effort between AUNE and the City of Keene to help Keene businesses voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ten percent.

The two other finalists for this year’s Cornerstone Award were Northeast Delta Dental and Sequoya Technologies Group. The award was announced at NHBSR’s eighth annual Spring Conference, held June 13 in Concord, New Hampshire.

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 a 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.

About Antioch University
Antioch University serves more than 4,000 adult students around the world and across the country, online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree programs that meet—and often anticipate—the pressing needs of its region and the wider world. The university is also home to the landmark PhD in Leadership and Change; Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional opportunity of immersive service and study programs; and WYSO, a leading public radio affiliate and an essential source of global news and opinion.

Antioch University is a nonprofit private 501(c) (3) organization and member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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