Center for Enviromental Leadership Training (CELT)
CELT, an educational arm of the Climate Institute, is based in Hanover, New Hampshire and is working in close collaboration with students, faculty and alumni at Dartmouth College, Vermont Law School and secondary schools in the Upper Valley Region of Northern New England.
CELT’s primary mission is to empower those most affected by climate change and environmental stress to become problem solvers, developing solutions to climate and environmental challenges and disseminate these through multiple means to visitors to climate.org and the Tickell Network. The greatest focus is ages 15 to 29 from Northern New England schools, participants in the Tickell Interactive Climate Theatre Network in Mexico and elsewhere, and from indigenous communities in the US, Canada and Greenland.
Vermont Law School Kimball Union Academy
NEAR TERM OBJECTIVES:
- Educational games on Climate Change, Public Health and Energy Solutions will be available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese by Fall 2012.
- An interactive multimedia Smart Solutions blog and video site will be developed under the CELT program during the summer of 2012. The new page will include blogs on recent climatic events and assemble an array of problem solving tools, enabling online users to design and implement win-win solutions to energy and climate challenges.
- Educational quiz games aimed at promoting climate awareness will be developed for audiences of all ages, to include climate hazards, weather, carbon reduction, nature and energy issues.
- Robert Bartles of Meriden, NH, Member of Dartmouth Class of 1964, Trustee of Kimball Union Academy, member of Board of Advisors of Climate Institute, and successful entrepreneur in publications wholesaling
- Loren McGean of Meriden, NH, Member of Dartmouth Class of 1992, poet and writer who also served as coach of Dartmouth figure skating team when it won five consecutive national collegiate championships
- John C. Topping, Jr. of Hanover, NH, Member of Dartmouth Class of 1964, Co-Founder and President of the Climate Institute since 1986, winner in 2002 of Dartmouth’s first Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement and recipient in 2008 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of a Certificate of Recognition “for Contributing to the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC”
- Robert Bartles (chair), Loren McGean, and John Topping, CELT Co-Founders
- Thomas Spangenberg of Castleton, VT, a Member of the Dartmouth Class of 1964, and Professor of Marketing at Castleton State College in Vermont
- Thomas Lord of Meriden NH, Member of the Dartmouth Class of 1974, an environmental attorney and a member of the chemistry faculty at Kimball Union Academy
- Dr Daniel Wildcat of Lawrence, Kansas, Professor at Haskell Indian Nations University and Convener, American Indian Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group
- Charles Bayless of Gilford, NH, and retired President of West Virginia Institute of Technology and Former CEO of both Illinois Power and Tucson Electric
- Luis Roberto Acosta of Mexico City, Director, Mexico and Latin America Programs, Climate Institute, and driving force behind the Tickell Interactive Network
- Marissa Knodel of Lebanon, NH, a member of Dartmouth’s Class of 2009, who is entering her second year at Vermont Law School after service as Sustainability Program coordinator at Dartmouth
- Matt Cloyd of Hanover, NH, a member of Dartmouth Class of 2011 with a major in geography with work in visual arts and a co-founder and director of Dartmouth’s Sustainable Living Center
- Alixanna Norris, Ph.D of Hanover, NH, Senior Health Advisor to CELT
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COORDINATORS AND ADVISORS
DARTMOUTH CELT INTERNS
FELLOWS AND VIRTUAL INTERNS