News Archives

09/01/13 by Halley Brantley

Q&A with Chris Nagy

Dr. Chris Nagy, founder and director of Your Personal Wellness Center in Salisbury, will speak September 19 at 6:30 p.m. on “The Standard American Diet: History, Health and Disease” at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. He talked recently with Juanita Teschner, the Center’s director of communications, about some of the things he will cover in his upcoming presentation.  His talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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08/06/13 by Juanita Teschner

Summer Interns Help Center, Gain Experience

Five interns worked on everything from the Campaign for Clean Air to the National Environmental Summit at the Center for the Environment this summer.

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07/21/13 by Rebecca Rider

Students Reflect on 2013 National Environmental Summit at Catawba College

As Catawba College’s third annual National Environmental Summit closed July 13, participants reflected on what they had learned and how they can use it to bring positive change to their hometowns.

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07/11/13 by Juanita Teschner

High School Students Arrive for Third Annual National Environmental Summit at Catawba College

High school students from as far away as California and Florida arrived at the Catawba College campus Tuesday to learn how they can use their talents to create positive change in the world.

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07/11/13 by Rebecca Rider

Speaker at Catawba’s National Environmental Summit Encourages Students to Redesign Future

High school students attending the National Environmental Summit gathered at Catawba College July 9 to hear keynote speaker Chad Pregracke talk about his vision for the future.

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06/30/13 by Juanita Teschner

Children Create Paintings at Center for Environment Workshop during ‘Arts Night Out’

About 80 children participated in an art workshop called “Green and Clean Air” June 21 during “Arts Night Out” in downtown Salisbury. It was hosted by the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.

The children created paintings, using egg cartons as paint trays on pizza box easels. They also painted clay balls as little planet Earths.

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06/20/13 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba President’s Vision for Sustainability

For Catawba College President Brien Lewis, advancing sustainable practices on the campus makes perfect sense.

“You have to be a good steward of the resources that are provided to you, whether those are dollars from donors or student tuition or natural resources,” he says. “If you’re not being responsible for and careful with those resources, you’re simply doing a disservice to those who provided them to you.”

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06/20/13 by Juanita Teschner

Green Revolving Fund Committee Spurs Ideas, Funds, Action

One sustainable project is already under way on the Catawba College campus, with more on the horizon, thanks to the work of Catawba’s Green Revolving Fund Committee.

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05/21/13 by John Wear

Creating a Climate of Possibility

I recently watched a TED Talk by Ken Robinson, an English author and advisor on education, creativity and innovation. In it, he stressed the importance of creating a “climate of possibility” for students.

The minute he used that phrase, images of our National Environmental Summit for High School Students popped into my head. This week-long experience, which will be held this year from July 9-13, does just that: It creates a climate of possibility for high school students who come from all over the country to Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., to work on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

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05/19/13 by Rebecca Rider

Author Francis Koster Shares Simple Solutions to Big Problems

Author Francis Koster told audience members May 16 that the way to get people to change is to provide them with an alternative.
He spoke at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College on his new book, Discovering the New America: Where Communities are Solving National Problems, stories of proven cost-effective solutions that communities and organizations have adopted to address challenges.

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