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07/12/12 by Juanita Teschner

National Environmental Summit: Learning to Use Talents to Make a Difference

High school students from across the country converged on the Catawba College campus Monday to explore how they can use their interests and talents to make a difference in the world.

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07/09/12 by Sydney Smith

Going Green with the Center for the Environment

Catawba College supports a wholesome, well-rounded education – it’s quite apparent with the diverse student population of athletes, actors, writers, musicians, and many others on campus. However, thanks to Catawba’s own Center for the Environment, the college can instill yet another value in its student population: the importance of living in an environmentally-friendly fashion.

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04/28/12 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba Listed in Princeton Review’s Green Colleges

Catawba College is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (

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04/23/12 by Kathy Chaffin

Farm-to-Table Restaurants Part of Local Foods Movement

If the growing number of restaurants that promote their farm-to-table menu is an indication, more and more North Carolinians want to eat locally grown food.

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04/23/12 by Juanita Teschner

Center Staffer Teaches Overton Students about Renewable Energy

Amanda Lanier, the Center’s programming coordinator, presented a program at Overton Elementary School in Salisbury April 16.

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04/09/12 by Juanita Teschner

Center for Environment Staffer Offers Instruction at Envirothon

Amanda Lanier, programming coordinator for the Center for the Environment, taught middle and high school students about current environmental issues March 27 and 28 at the annual Area 8 Envirothon, which was held at the Center for the Environment facility and adjacent ecological preserve.

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03/19/12 by Kathy Chaffin

‘Don’t Be Crabby: Turn Off Your Lights’

Mecklenburg County employees in a downtown Charlotte center may find a crab on their desk chair if they forget to turn their office lights off when they leave for more than 15 minutes.

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03/09/12 by Guest Writer

Nearly 200 Take the Sustainable Catawba Pledge

By Sarah Robinson, Catawba College Student Intern

An air of excitement fills the student center.  Dozens of students are lined up 20 minutes before the event begins. Sustainable Catawba hosted a successful kickoff Tuesday, February 21st, in the Cannon Student Center on the Catawba College campus.  During the event, 193 students, faculty, and staff (including College President Dr. Joseph Oxendine) pledged to make sustainable behaviors a habit in their daily routines.  In exchange, students were given T-shirts with the statement, “I Committed – Ask me how!” on the front to remind them of their pledges. 

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03/05/12 by Kathy Chaffin

More than 170 Attend ‘Dirt! The Movie’ at Center for the Environment

If the attendance at the March 1st screening of "Dirt: The Movie" at the Center for the Environment was any indication, people do care about dirt, the food it grows and the people who grow it.

More than 170 people turned out for a 6 p.m. food tasting followed by the screening and a panel discussion co-hosted by the Center, located on the Catawba College campus, and Salisbury's Bread Riot. The nonprofit food advocacy organization is dedicated to "facilitating a supply of locally produced food, utilizing sustainable farming practices."

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02/25/12 by Kathy Chaffin

Deborah Scales: ‘A Lot of Little Somethings’ for the Environment Add Up

Deborah Scales is a woman on a mission. She has gone to great lengths not only to make her home more energy efficient but to reuse items instead of throwing them away – a concept she calls "repurposing" – and encourages others to do the same.

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