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The Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Bread Riot, a non-profit food advocacy organization and Food for Thought, a community backpack program that provides easy-to-prepare, shelf-stable weekend meals to food-insecure school children will host a screening of A Place at the Table on Tuesday, October 28th at the Center facility on the Catawba campus. Bread Riot will offer a tasting of local foods at 6:00 pm before the movie, which begins at 6:45. A panel discussion will follow the movie.
Read more … A Place at the Table: Food Tasting, Movie Showing, and Panel Discussion
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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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
by Rebecca Rider
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College kicked off its annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students Tuesday with speaker Robin Emmons.
Emmons is the founder and executive director of Sow Much Good, a non-profit organization that seeks to supply fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods in Charlotte. Emmons, a 2013 CNN “Hero of the Year,” travels around the country advocating for social equity in food supply.
Read more … CNN “Hero of the Year” Inspires High School Students at Catawba National Summit
by Juanita Teschner
The keynote speaker for the
2014 National Environmental Summit for High School Students left her 20-year career
in corporate America to help others.
One week after
resigning, Robin Emmons began working to save the life of her homeless and mentally
ill brother. She secured transitional housing, counseling and support services
for him, but his physical health was compromised because his diet was full of canned
and sugary foods, staples of the agency responsible for his care. Emmons began
donating produce from her garden for her brother and the 30 or so other
residents housed at the facility where he lived, and she saw a dramatic
improvement in his physical health.
Read more … Summit Keynote Speaker Leaves Corporate America To Promote Access to Healthy Food for Marginalized Communities