01/16/12 by Kathy Chaffin
The Sustainable Catawba initiative is examining ways to encourage faculty, staff and students to make changes that will move the college further down the path of sustainability. Research indicates that raising awareness and providing recognition can change behaviors in ways that will make the campus “greener.”
12/10/11 by Guest Writer
12/01/11 by Kathy Chaffin
The National Environmental Summit for High School Students was such a success last summer that the Center for the Environment and Summit Planning Committee are already making plans for an enhanced summit next year. It is scheduled for July 9-14, 2012.
11/30/11 by John Wear
Students – and prospective students – are placing more importance on colleges’ sustainability record than ever before. Environment & Energy, a publishing firm, recently noted that “colleges are…beginning to see that environmental initiatives have impacts on how their peers, along with their current and past students, perceive them. A school’s reputation may hinge as much on its green credibility as it does on conference titles and championships.”
11/28/11 by Kathy Chaffin
Catawba College graduate Ben Prater gave students advice on marketing themselves November 29 as part of the Center for the Environment’s 15th anniversary celebration.
11/17/11 by Kathy Chaffin
Dr. John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project, encouraged the 70-plus people gathered at the Center for the Environment facility November 15 to “sustain their enthusiasm” in working to eradicate hunger and other problems in the world today.
11/14/11 by Kathy Chaffin
The Center for the Environment’s 15th anniversary celebration on November 10 elicited a host of praise and appreciation for the work of the Center and for those who have brought its mission to life. Among the 80-plus people at the celebration included Catawba officials and professors, members of the Center Advisory Board and supporters. “The Center is all of us,” said Executive Director John Wear, “and we all feel very proud of what we have accomplished.”
11/12/11 by Kathy Chaffin
Claudia Meyer left the Redesigning Our Future National Environmental Summit for High School Students this summer with a sense of urgency about the planet that she didn't have before.
11/05/11 by Juanita Teschner
Dr. John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project, will speak on “The Frontline of Sustainability” at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, in Room 300 of the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. He talked recently with Juanita Teschner, Center director of communications, about his organization and how its work is related to environmental stewardship. This is an edited transcript of that conversation.
11/05/11 by Juanita Teschner
Jim Whitton Jr., regional director of The Hunger Project, will accompany speaker Dr. John Coonrod, the organization’s executive vice president, as he speaks on “The Frontline of Sustainability” Nov. 15 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Whitton moved to Salisbury with his parents, Chris and Jim Whitton, in 1974. His parents lived in Salisbury for more than 30 years. Whitton spoke recently to Juanita Teschner, the Center’s director of communications. This is an edited transcript of that interview.