Antioch University New England and Audubon Coalition Now Working Together

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Antioch University New England and ISC-Audubon to develop sustainability and conservation-oriented programs and workshops.

'ISCA’s global network will open new education vistas...enabling us to take another big step in furthering our mission to ensure social and environmental justice in a sustainable world.' - Dr. Stephen Jones, President of Antioch University New England

Antioch University New England (AUNE) and ISC-Audubon (ISCA) have agreed to work together to develop sustainability and conservation oriented programs and workshops for ISCA members, supporters, partners, and contributors. ISCA is a coalition of sustainability advocacy organizations created to foster sustainable living and lifestyles.

Through the partnership, AUNE and ISCA are exploring expansion of AUNE’s educational offerings in sustainability, sustainable resource management, environmental stewardship, and ecological literacy to include co-branded, customized, and contracted concierge courses, workshops, and programs.

AUNE will name Ron Dodson, ISCA chairman, as a University Fellow in Sustainability Leadership. In his role as ISCA chairman, Dodson oversees the collective efforts of ISC council members working toward developing partnerships with government agencies, universities, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations striving to promote and foster sustainable living and lifestyles. He is the former president and CEO of the Audubon Society of New York State Inc., also known as Audubon International, which he founded in 1987. He was also regional vice president of the National Audubon Society from 1982 to 1987.

“We expect this exciting partnership to strengthen our core sustainability programming and extend AUNE’s reach," said Dr. Stephen Jones, president of AUNE and a councilman of the International Sustainability Council (ISC). "ISCA’s global network will open new education vistas for AUNE, enabling us to take another big step in furthering our mission to ensure social and environmental justice in a sustainable world.”

Aside from traditional, on-campus degree programs, AUNE and ISCA will investigate online programs, as well as customized certificate programs offered through workshops, seminars, and multi-day institutes to be delivered directly to professional organizations.

“We are proud and excited to be partnering with AUNE,” Dodson said. “AUNE is a recognized leader internationally in sustainability education, with graduates in leadership positions globally, and a growing, dedicated faculty with expertise in leadership development, sustainability, and environmental and social performance. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with many organizations, businesses, and agencies that have a desire to include and expand their sustainability education and leadership development offerings.”

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:

About ISC-Audubon

ISC-Audubon is a nonprofit coalition of sustainability advocacy organizations and initiatives that include The International Sustainability Council (ISC), Audubon Lifestyles, Audubon Outdoors, Planit Green, Broadcast Audubon, and the Audubon Network for Sustainability. Only through membership, contributions, and voluntary support and involvement is ISC-Audubon able to continue to expand our efforts to promote sustainability on a global scale. We would not be able to continue to grow without the support and involvement of the extraordinary group of individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, universities and municipalities who have decided that it is imperative to promote and support the tenets of sustainability with us. Learn more at:

About Antioch University

Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University, a private, nonprofit, 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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