Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies present Environmental Excellence Awards

Contact: Jean Amaral at 603.283.2404

January 24, 2008 for Immediate Release

Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies present Environmental Excellence Awards

Focus the Nation Events at Antioch University New England and Keene State College

When: January 18 – January 31
Where: Antioch University New England Community room, except for the Wednesday evening event to be held at the Keene State College Mabel Brown Room
Who: Antioch University New England, Keene State College and The Monadnock Group Sierra Club

Keene, NH – This month more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. are holding teach-ins and political forums on global warming solutions. These Focus the Nation events hope to connect one million students with decision makers on global warming policy. Antioch University New England, Keene State College and The Monadnock Group Sierra Club are teaming up to bring this series of events to Keene January 28 though January 31.

All Focus the Nation events listed below will be held in the Antioch University Community Room except for the Wednesday evening program, which will be held at the Keene State College Mabel Brown Room. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, 1/28/08
Brown Bag Lunch: Noon, Making Sense of Climate Change. Presented by Jessica Zane.

Tuesday, 1/29/08
Brown Bag Lunch: Noon, The 10% Solution: Keene Tackles Climate Change One Business at a time. Presented by Katie Stoner & Sarah Harpster.

Tuesday, 1/29/08
Evening Event: 6-9p.m., Monadnock Actions for Climate Change (Co-sponsor and speaker: The Monadnock Group Sierra Club)
(Forum panelists include: former Keene Mayor Michael Blastos; Keene Fleet Superintendent, Steve Russell; Eco-Logic Homes founder John Nielson; GDS Associates energy auditor Gretchen Tillson; and Solar Source and Home-Efficiency Resources founder John Kondos.)

Wednesday, 1/30/08
Brown Bag Lunch: Climate Change and Human Change: Making the Connections. Presented by Antioch’s Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Diane Kurinsky.

Wednesday, 1/30/18
Evening Event: 7-10 p.m. Climate Change Solutions; Political and Personal. Presented by: AUNE, Keene State College & Focus The Nation (Location: Keene State College – Mabel Brown Room)
(State Senator Molly Kelly; Leigh Marthe, community representative for New Hampshire’s U.S. representative Paul Hodes; and Antioch’s Abi Abrash Walton to participate in pre-webcast discussion.)

Thursday, 1/31/08
Brown Bag Lunch: Noon, Global Climate Change Meets Ecophobia, presented by Core Faculty and Director of Certification Programs for Antioch’s Department of Education, David Sobel.

Thursday, 1/31/08
Evening Event: 7p.m., Film: The Great Warming: A Call to Action. Film and Discussion, presented by Antioch’s Director of Environmental Advocacy Program, Steve Chase.

Focus the Nation is an educational initiative that promotes civic engagement and focuses on global warming solutions. For more information on this organization, contact: www.focusthenation.org. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.antiochne.edu or call Jean Amaral 603.283.2404.

About Antioch University New England
This is Antioch University New England’s forty-fourth year as an institution of higher education. The graduate school was founded in 1964 and is now one of the five graduate campuses of Antioch University.

Antioch University New England, based in Keene, New Hampshire, offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based Master’s, Doctoral and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Programs in education, leadership and management, environmental studies, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability.