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The May 2014 Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference was a huge success, thanks to the engagement of more than 500 participants from Washington, D.C. to Maine, every state in between, and Canada’s eastern provinces.
Antioch University New England (AUNE) convened this major regional conference, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We are inspired by the climate leaders who participated; from the White House to Woodstock, VT, from National Grid to the National Guard, and high school students and teachers to local, state and federal level decision-makers. We delivered more than 20 interactive, capacity-building sessions on all aspects of preparing for severe weather and climate change impacts in the Northeast U.S. Thank you to all of the steering committee members, participants, sponsors, and exhibitors who created this successful conference.
Co-Director, Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience
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Other keynote and plenary speakers at the LOCAL SOLUTIONS conference included:
Bina Venkataraman Senior Advisor on Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the President of the United States
Bob Perciasepe Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA
Denice Ross Director of Enterprise Information, City of New Orleans
Dr. Cameron Wake Climate Scientist, Author – Northeast Climate Assessment
See other speakers and workshops at the conference.