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09/01/16 (Thursday)

The red wolf is “the world’s most endangered canid (member of the dog family),” according to Christian Hunt, program associate for Defenders of Wildlife’s Southeast region. No more than 60 wild red wolves are left, and they are all living in a small holdout in North Carolina. Hunt will speak on efforts to recover the red wolf in the state on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

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09/29/16 (Thursday)

Dianna Cohen, co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, will speak at the Center September 29 on “Plastic Pollution: Its Impacts on Our Health and the Health of our Planet and What You Can Do.” Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.

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10/20/16 (Thursday)

Prize-winning American biologist Dr. Paul Ehrlich, best known for his warnings about the consequences of population growth and limited resources, will join Dr. Pete Myers, founder and CEO of Environmental Health Sciences, for a presentation on October 20 at Catawba College. The event is hosted by the Center for the Environment.

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11/07/16 (Monday)

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, best known for her involvement in one of the largest direct action lawsuits in U.S. history, will speak November 7 at Keppel Auditorium on the campus of Catawba College. Her topic will be “Consumer Power: How We Can All Make a Difference in Creating a Healthier Planet."

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by Juanita Teschner

2016 National Environmental Summit Fosters Leadership

Invasive plants and animals. The psychology of change. The role of water resources in warfare. Music to support environmental causes.

These are just a few of the subjects participants studied on the Catawba College campus July 12-16 at the 2016 National Environmental Summit for High School Students. The Center for the Environment and Catawba faculty joined forces once again with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Environmental Working Group (EWG) to offer stimulating classes and help students learn the skills they need to be environmental leaders.

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by Juanita Teschner

Salisbury Academy Earns NC Green Schools Award

Salisbury Academy recently received the NC Green School of Promise Award from the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Under the auspices of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, the NC Green Schools Program helps teachers connect and share ideas, offers resources and tools to help them start green initiatives and recognizes schools that meet specified goals.

The NC Green School of Promise Award is given to schools that are taking initial steps to improve their sustainability and environmental education curriculum.

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by Juanita Teschner

Two Rivers Community School Receives NC Green Schools Award

Boone, NC – Two Rivers Community School, a K-8 public charter school in Boone, recently received the NC Green School of Quality award from the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

It is the first school outside of Buncombe County to achieve the certification in Western North Carolina.

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by Juanita Teschner

Carolina International School Advances as NC Green School of Quality

Carolina International School (CIS) in Concord recently advanced to a NC Green School of Quality, a designation of the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Under the auspices of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, the NC Green Schools Program helps teachers connect and share ideas, offers resources and tools to help them start green initiatives and recognizes schools that meet specified goals.

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by Guest Writer

Ken Cook is Hopeful for Earth’s Future

By Hannah Davis

The Earth is only one small planet floating among the billions of galactic systems in our known universe, and as far as we know, there is nothing else like it. In other words, despite scientists’ best intentions, we have only this one planet created perfectly to sustain all of our human needs, and we need to take care of it. 

 

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Catawba and Sustainability Picture Book

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