Registration Now Open for Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

People can now register for Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference, the regional conference which will be hosted by Antioch University New England and EPA in May 2014.

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The conference is a great opportunity for professional municipal and county decision-makers to network and learn how to better prepare for severe weather and climate change impacts in the Northeast.

Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) November 18, 2013

Registration is now open for the LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference to be hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Participants will learn how to use related tools and best practices from case studies to help build healthy, resilient communities.

There are a variety of registration options. Attendees can sign up for all three days of conference workshops, sessions, and special programs, or select other packages for individual days and events. The third day’s track is specific to fostering preparedness linkages between schools and communities.

The agenda includes more than twenty sessions with representatives of more than thirty national, state, and community agencies, organizations, and businesses. Sample topics:
●    Adaptive Regeneration: Why Resilient Forests Matter
●    Buildings in Harm’s Way: Decision-Making Within Fluid Grids
●    Reaching Beyond the ‘Usual Suspects’: How to Bring People to the Table
●    Responding to the Surge: Coastal Buffers

The conference is a great opportunity for local planners, educators, elected officials, and other professional municipal and county decision-makers to network and learn how to better prepare for severe weather and climate change impacts in the Northeast. It is designed for participants from throughout the region, from the northern Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Maritime provinces in Canada.

Register now. Early-bird pricing is available until March 1, 2014. Invite your networks to join us!

Find website and updates for Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference.
For more information, contact Christa Daniels, AICP, cdaniels1(at)antioch(dot)edu.

About AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies
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.

Whole Terrain, AUNE’s journal of reflective practice, which is housed in the ES Department, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year.

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: http://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.


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