Wednesday, February 26, 2014

IAU 2014 International Conference

I am simultaneously thrilled and humbled to announce that I will be attending the International Association of Universities' 2014 International Conference as an invited panel speaker. The conference's focus is "Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development." Joining representatives from Japan, Mexico, Colombia, and many other countries, I will be co-leading a panel on sustainable development in university life and indicators for assessing impact. I'll get a chance to tour the Amazon River and partake in an opening ceremony with traditional knowledge from the seven tribes of the Peruvian Amazon. In addition to journeying and learning with some of the world's foremost sustainability educators and practitioners, I'll be there for the drafting and presentation of the IAU's Statement on Higher Education for Sustainable Development as the IAU prepares for the UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Aichi Nagoya, Japan in November 2014.

I am beside myself, thinking of all the possibilities this conference holds. If you have been to Peru and want to share your experience, please get in touch; I'm immersing myself in learning all I can about this place, and hoping to make the experience as rich and productive as possible.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Applied Permaculture: Workshops at Orchard Hill

Sharing this announcement about Applied Permaculture at Orchard Hill, from Village Roots and Transition Keene:

Saturday, February 22, 7:00 pm: TRANSITION COMMUNITIES
Join Steve Chase and Katy Locke as they explore the Transition Town Movement; a network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate change, and economic instability. Learn how Keene and other local town have joined this network.

Saturday, April 26, 7:00 pm: PERENNIAL HERBS & MEDICINE
Join Community Herbalist and Educator Rebecca Golden as we learn about her favorite perennial herbs and their medicinal uses as well as their multi-Functions in a permaculture food forest. In addition to this, we will have a hands-on demo of how to make an herbal syrup, that can be applied to a variety of wild crafted and home grown herbs. Cost: $10

These workshops are made possible in part by The Orchard School and The Farmhouse at Orchard Hill, East Alstead, NH. For more information: Steve Whitman,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Virtual visiting days at Antioch University New England

Virtual visiting days at Antioch University New England

Wednesday, February 19th
Wednesday, April 2
Wednesday, April 23

All are from 1:30-4.

If you know someone who may be interested in Antioch but lives too far away to come on campus, please encourage them to sign up. Visit or contact:  

Laura Andrews
Director of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431
Direct: 1-603-283-2131
Fax: 1-603-357-0718
AUNE website: