About Us

Our Vision

Resilient communities that safeguard public health, welfare, and quality of life.

Our Mission

Strengthen communities to prepare, respond and recover in the face of climate impacts and other disruptions through collaborative, innovative solutions. Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience delivers applied research, consulting, and education and training.  Our approach is solutions oriented, pragmatic, participatory, and inclusive and is based on change leadership best practices and systems thinking.  We focus on stakeholder capacity building at the local scale (watershed, municipal, county, region) of preparedness and resilience nationally and internationally, with an explicit awareness of social and climate justice.

Our Focus

Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience delivers applied research, consulting, education and training. Our approach is solutions-oriented, pragmatic, participatory, and inclusive, and based on best practices in change-leadership theory, and systems thinking. With an explicit awareness of social and climate justice, we focus on stakeholder capacity-building at the local scale, (i.e. watershed, municipality, region), and resilience nationally and internationally.

Upcoming Events

Sep06

Policy Advocacy: Climate Change

This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
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Oct02

Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning

Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale.
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Nov06

Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building

Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change.
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Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431-3516



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