04/09/12 by Juanita Teschner
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.
03/19/12 by Kathy Chaffin
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.
03/09/12 by Guest Writer
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.
03/05/12 by Kathy Chaffin
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."
02/25/12 by Kathy Chaffin
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.
02/09/12 by Guest Writer
By Sarah Robinson
North Carolina’s community colleges are increasing their graduates’ employability by incorporating sustainable concepts in their classes.
02/04/12 by Salisbury Post
Duke Energy presented a 2011 Power Partner Award to Catawba College at a Jan. 25 luncheon on campus.
Catawba President Joseph B. Oxendine said Catawba and Clemson University were the only two higher education institutions tapped for the awards. He said partnering with Duke Energy allowed the college to preserve and to enhance “the resources we are given.”
01/30/12 by Salisbury Post
SALISBURY — Once constructed in near-sterile conditions with precision and care, old PCs meeting their end at PowerHouse Recycling are dismantled in a flurry of power tools and destruction.
01/19/12 by Juanita Teschner
SALISBURY – The Center for the Environment at Catawba College is now accepting applications for its 2012 National Environmental Summit for High School Students. The event, “Redesigning Our Future,” is an intensive experience which is open to high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the 2012-2013 academic year.
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.”