Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) is dedicated to finding and promoting solutions to global warming. By partnering with companies, campuses, communities and science centers throughout the Northeast to help reduce their carbon emissions,
CA-CP helps their partners, their constituents, and other regional opinion leaders and stakeholders understand the impacts of global warming and its best available solutions. CA-CP showcases practical climate solutions that demonstrate the economic opportunities and environmental benefits associated with early actions on climate change. They propose and recommend the implementation of effective policy solutions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the state, regional and national levels. CA-CP is dedicated to building support for the implementation and strengthening of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ regional Climate Change Action Plan and national programs to reduce emissions. CA-CP is a science-based, non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit.
Christa Koehler, Project Co-Director. Christa Koehler was a City Planner for Keene, New Hampshire, where she performed a broad array of planning and development tasks including the development of comprehensive plans and review of development proposals. One of Christa’s primary duties was to coordinate and run the Cities for Climate Protection program in Keene where she worked on implementing a Local Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Christa earned her B.A. in Political Science at Pace University and her M.S. in Resource Management and Administration at Antioch New England Graduate School. Her research has centered on how comprehensive planning can curtail the advent of climate change in the northeast. Christa is an adjunct professor at Antioch University New England and is the Vice President of the New Hampshire Planners Association.
Antioch New England Institute (ANEI) is a consulting and community outreach department of Antioch University New England. ANEI promotes a vibrant and sustainable environment, economy, and society by encouraging informed civic engagement. It provides training, programs and resources (U.S. and international) in leadership development, place-based education, nonprofit management, environmental education and policy, smart growth and public administration.
James Gruber, Project Co-Director. James S. Gruber, PE, MS, MPA: Antioch New England Institute co-founder, ANEI Project Director, Associate Faculty Member at Antioch University New England. Jim has 25 years of experience in public administration and non-profit management, including directing a municipal, community-development department, managing a Vermont municipality, directing a regional, solid-waste district, and consulting to federal, state, and Eastern European governments on resource and environmental management. Jim is strongly dedicated to local governmental service and has consulted to local, state, and national governments on resource planning, transportation planning, policy development, environmental issues, ordinance drafting, public participation, and community education. Examples of Jim’s work include founding the N. H. Selectperson Institute, assisting the Ministry of Environment of Bulgaria in developing its first national environmental policy through an open, participatory process, facilitating the multi-stakeholder planning and initial design of Keene’s Pathways Master Plan, managing the Rural Toxic Waste Project for 59 local governments in New Hampshire, assisting Vermont in their public-participation plan for revision to their state, solid-waste legislation, developing with the New Hampshire Municipal Association the Municipal Leadership Institute, facilitating Vision-to-Action Forums, delivering trainings through our Non-Profit Institute on building effective partnerships, managing an initiative with the Baltic American Partnership to develop community foundations in each of the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) through broad participatory forums and multi-stakeholder planning processes, consulting municipalities on local, resource conservation/solid-waste planning, and developing the Resource Awareness Center for the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Jim is a licensed New Hampshire civil engineer with an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. As a faculty member of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch, Gruber teaches graduate level courses in environmental economics, public policy, public- sector/non-profit finance, and proposal writing.