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News from the Center
by Staff Writer
The Gerry Wood Auto Group announced on April 22 – Earth Day
– that it now produces more solar power than any other dealership in North
Its three dealerships on Jake Alexander Boulevard South in
Salisbury recently installed 322.5 kilowatts of
solar production on its roofs. Only three other automotive groups are listed by
the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association as solar producers, and none
has the capacity of the Gerry Wood Group.
Read more … Gerry Wood Auto Dealership Goes Solar
by Rebecca Rider
Air quality is a moral issue. That’s what Dr. Francis Koster told an
audience April 14 at the Center for the Environment building on the
Catawba College campus.
Koster, author of the Discovering the New
America and the column “The Optimistic Futurist,” spoke about the
dangers of air pollution and the necessary steps the humanity must take
to breathe more easily.
Read more … Speaker coaches on how to breathe easier
by Guest Writer
The Center for the Environment at Catawba
College presented a cooking demonstration and panel discussion March 19. Titled
“The Healing Arts of Food,” the presentation educated the community about how
food and health are intertwined. Panel speakers included Dr. Chris Magryta,
Nicole Magryta and Dr. Christopher Nagy.
Read more … ‘The Healing Arts of Food’ at Center for Environment
by Guest Writer
By Catawba College News Service
Catawba College is making a bold move in the
area of solar power that will propel it ahead of all other North Carolina
colleges and universities. Catawba will have the distinction of having the
second-largest campus solar energy installation in the Southeast and will
produce more solar electricity than all the other N.C. colleges and
Read more … Solar Project Under Way at Catawba
by Juanita Teschner
Solar panels are sprouting up in Salisbury and Rowan County,
thanks to a community initiative that started in October.
Solarize Salisbury-Rowan informs residents of the advantages
of solar power and helps them reduce costs through competitive bids by
installers who have already been professionally vetted. It is a cooperative
venture of SmartPower, a national non-profit organization that focuses on clean
energy, and the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.
Read more … Solar Panels Going Up in Salisbury-Rowan