High Tide in Dorchester by Tom Horton, Dave Harp and Sandy Cannon-Brown, a Bay Journal Film, encourages discussion and actions concerning sea level rise, erosion and climate change in Dorchester County, Maryland. The film creates a powerful, intimate story that looks at a worsening global threat through the lens of Chesapeake Bay’s most vulnerable county. Following the film there will be a panel discussion featuring experts in climate change.
Brian Ambrette, is Senior Climate Resilience Officer for Governor Mills’ Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, State of Maine. He brings a capacity building approach to community resilience with a focus on small cities, towns, and rural places. He is an Associate with Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience (CCPCR). With the CCPCR, he launched the Eastern Shore Climate Adaptation Partnership, one of the country’s first “regional climate collaboratives” serving rural communities, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. At Maryland’s Eastern Shore Land Conservancy he worked to generate science- and nature-based adaptation strategies for local governments. Previous posts include The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund. Brian has a masters from Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Middlebury College.
For over the past 15 years, Christa Daniels has worked with local governments to foster energy independence, reduce traffic congestion, curb local air pollution, strengthen local economies, and increase their resilience to the changing climate. Dr. Daniels has facilitated and created innovative participatory stakeholder engagement strategies with towns and regions such as Marin and San Mateo County California, Pittsburgh PA, the Greater Portland Council of Governments, Monadnock region in New Hampshire, NY Department of Conservation, Maplewood NJ, and Bridgeport CT. Christa earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, a M.S. in Resource Management and Administration at Antioch University New England, and a B.A. in Political Science at Pace University. Christa’s past experience includes working for the United Nations, NH Department of Environmental Services, Clean Air Cool Planet, and as a city planner for Keene, NH. She currently works for Antioch University New England (AUNE) as the Program Manager for the Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience Center and Climate Access as a research coordinator. Christa’s research focuses on local climate resilience and civic engagement. Christa loves snow-boarding, running, and spending time with her 6 year old son.
Rob Werner has served as a City Councilor in Concord, NH since his election in 2006 and chairs the Energy and Environment Advisory Committee. He works to make Concord’s future more sustainable by advocating for the installation of solar panels on public buildings and idling reduction technology on city vehicles. In addition to serving the city of Concord, Rob also serves as the New Hampshire State Director for the League of Conservation Voters, a national advocacy organization that works to turn environmental values into national, state, and local priorities. Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Vermont and a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University.
This event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in the Community Room of Antioch University New England, 40 avon St. Keene, NH.
Help us have an accurate headcount by registering in advance at www.antioch.edu/new-england/hightide. However, walk in attendance is fine.
This event is co-sponsored by Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience and The League of Conservation Voters.