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Two leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Rocky Mountain Institute - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships.
Read more … Redesigning Our Future
An innovative program to help individuals and businesses save on
electricity costs will be available to residents of Salisbury, Rowan County and
the surrounding area until the end of the year.
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News from the Center
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
by Guest Writer
by Chris Verner
If you were looking for ways to expand the use of renewable
energy and solar power, you probably wouldn’t think of a plumber as your best ambassador.
But as SmartPower President Brian F. Keane recently told a
packed room at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment, if you want to
sell solar water heaters, you’d best go where the rubber meets the road—or the
pipe wrench meets the roof. When the water heater goes, your “front line” of
defense is a plumber, not the Sierra Club.
Read more … Annual Solar Installations Have Grown 1600 Percent Since 2006
by Rebecca Rider
High School students who chose to study invasive species during their week at the National Environmental Summit at Catawba College probably didn't think they'd be baking a kudzu quiche. But they did, and they served it, along with other kudzu creations, at the final festival.
Read more … Kudzu Quiche A Bonus in Study of Invasive Species