The Education and Training Consortium Action Team, is focused on researching and developing strategies to create a “National knowledge center for creation, development and sharing of systems based ideas and solutions for resilient design, sustainable communities, green building products, services, research and talent development”. Abigail Walton of Antioch University, is heading up efforts to explore opportunities to create clear regional career pathways and training from high school on through to PhD level for the growing career opportunities in the GEIH.
GEIH Member: Abi Abrash Walton,
Co-Chair for the Education and Training Consortium Action Team
Primary Work: Director, Center for Academic Innovation
Director, Advocacy for Social Justice & Sustainability Concentration, Environmental Studies Master’s Program
Co-Director, Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
Why are you excited to be part of the Education and Training Consortium Action Team?
The most exciting thing is building the network of relationships and connectivity across the tri-state region’s higher ed institutions and key organizational partners. The action team is creating the foundation of information we need in order to establish an overarching training and education consortium. We are identifying institutional strengths and assets, based on mutual interest, and determining how we can collaborate.
Institutions participating in development of the Education and Training Consortium include:
Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
The School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT
The Six College Collaborative, based in Brattleboro, VT
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
Keene State College, Keene, NH
Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON), based in Brattleboro, VT
Southwest Regional Planning Commission (Keene, NH)
The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance
New Chapter, Brattleboro, VT