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02/11/16 (Thursday)

“Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for North Carolina” will be the topic for a presentation by the president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. The 6:30 presentation on Thursday, February 11, will be followed by a book signing.

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07/12/16 (Tuesday)

Three leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Environmental Working Group - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships.

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News from the Center

by Juanita Teschner

Q&A with Dr. Robert Musil: ‘People Can Make a Difference’

Dr. Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, will speak Thursday, February 11, on “Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for North Carolina” at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

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by Guest Writer

Cooking Demonstration at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment

By Hannah Davis

 “There’s no way you can be a foodie and not love mason jars,” Dr. Chris Nagy said. Dr. Chris Magryta, Nicole Magryta and Dr. Chris Nagy’s second forum this month at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College focused on simplistic health food “life hacks” that the audience could easily implement into their daily lives for a healthier gut. 

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by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Environmental Stewards Plan Projects for the Year at Mountain Retreat

The Environmental Stewards at Catawba College went on retreat August 21-23 at Lake Junaluska in western North Carolina to concentrate on team building and project planning. The Center for the Environment, which provides leadership training and guides the students as they work on their projects, hosted the event.

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by Rebecca Rider

National Environmental Summit Receives High Marks from Students, Instructors

As the National Environmental Summit for High School Students finished its fifth year in mid-July, participants and teachers alike agreed that it's more than just a course on the environment.

The summit is the brainchild of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and hosted on the Catawba campus. The Environmental Working Group, headquartered in Washington, D.C., joined as a partner this year.

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by Rebecca Rider

National Environmental Summit Speakers Encourage Creative Problem-solving

Students attending the 2015 National Environmental Summit for High School Students at Catawba College heard two Catawba alumni talk about the importance of using creative solutions to environmental problems. The summit, designed to help students explore how they can use their interests and talents to make a difference in the world, is a partnership of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) of Colorado and Environmental Working Group, headquartered in Washington, DC. 

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