News Archives

01/05/13 by Juanita Teschner

Faith, Spirituality & Environmental Stewardship Workshop at Center for Environment

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College will host a Faith, Spirituality and Environmental Stewardship Workshop to bring together people who would like to share their experiences with green projects in their congregations with those who want to learn how to implement projects in their own faith communities.

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12/02/12 by Kathy Chaffin

Paul and Carrie Bardinas: Gold Sponsors for Sundown on Easy Street

The Center for the Environment’s friends gathered September 14 for our first annual Sundown on Easy Street. Freirich Foods CEO Paul Bardinas and his wife, Carrie, should be recognized for their generous donation as one of our Gold Sponsors along with F&M Bank. Paul and Carrie are a vibrant young couple with three small boys who lead their lives by example. We can make incremental changes to live a more self-sustaining and sustainable lifestyle.

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11/27/12 by Sydney Smith

Birding Bonanza Event a Huge Success at Catawba College

The Center for the Environment and Environment Catawba Outreach (ECO) held a special Birding Bonanza November 1 on Catawba’s campus. The Birding Bonanza included several special events and a guest speaker to educate Catawba’s campus and the surrounding community about the importance of birds.

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11/08/12 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba Ecological Preserve Named for Fred Stanback in Surprise Ceremony

Catawba College’s 189-acre environmental preserve was named for environmental champion Fred Stanback on November 8 in a special surprise ceremony honoring the longtime benefactor and advocate of the Center for the Environment.

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10/29/12 by Guest Writer

“Ingredients” Screening and Panel Open Eyes to Importance of Local Foods

By Sydney Smith

Area citizens learned about the importance of choosing locally produced foods on October 25 at a local screening of the documentary film “Ingredients” at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

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09/30/12 by Guest Writer

Wildlife Photographer Shares Wood Duck Adventures at Center for Environment at Catawba

By Rebecca Rider

Conservation veteran Eugene Hester shared his wood duck adventures with 75 people September 27 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

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09/19/12 by Juanita Teschner

‘Sundown on Easy Street’ Offers Fun and Garners Funds for Center for Environment

A total of 230 people gathered near the F&M Bank Trolley Barn in downtown Salisbury September 14 for the Center for the Environment’s first “Sundown on Easy Street” celebration.

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08/26/12 by Guest Writer

Leutze Regales Audience with Tales of People from Dog Town who Saved a Mountain

By Rebecca Rider

Nearly 150 people turned out August 23 to hear Jay Leutze, acclaimed author of “Stand Up That Mountain,” tell the story of mountain people “who fought for their own backyard.” The event, hosted by the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and the LandTrust for Central North Carolina, was held in the Center facility on the Catawba campus.

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08/26/12 by Juanita Teschner

Princeton Review’s 2013 Green Honor Roll Rates Catawba One of Best in Nation

Catawba College was one of only 21 colleges nationwide to earn the highest possible score in the Princeton Review’s 2013 Green Rating Honor Roll.

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08/20/12 by Salisbury Post

Review: “Stand Up That Mountain”

“Stand Up That Mountain,” by Jay Erskine Leutze. Scribner. 2012. 387 pp. $27. E-book, $12.99.

This review by Deirdre Parker Smith appeared in the August 19, 2012, issue of the Salisbury Post.

For compelling non-fiction, look no further than “Stand Up That Mountain,” a handsome title for an environmental book that reads like a thriller.

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