News Archives

04/29/14 by Rebecca Rider

Center for Environment at Catawba College Honors Bill Stanback with Birding Loop Dedication

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College honored Bill Stanback April 23 with the dedication of its new Bill Stanback Birding Loop. A small crowd joined Stanback early that morning to hike the mile-long loop in the Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve on campus and to see which native species they could spot.

Read more …

04/24/14 by Juanita Teschner

Water, Air Pollution Impacts Health, Economy

Environmental advocate Rick Dove will speak Tuesday, April 29, at Catawba College on “North Carolina’s Environment in the Eye of the Perfect Storm.” The 7 p.m. presentation, which is sponsored by the Center for the Environment, will be held in Tom Smith Auditorium in Ketner Hall.

Read more …

04/14/14 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Residence Halls Increase Recycling

Catawba College has renewed its recycling efforts.

The two largest residence halls – Woodson and Salisbury-Rowan – now have new recycling and trash receptacles, thanks to a grant from the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF), a method of funding sustainable projects that takes the savings from lower utility bills and other resource reduction programs and uses it to reinvest in more projects that reduce the college’s ecological footprint.

Read more …

03/22/14 by Rebecca Rider

Center for the Environment hosts viewing of ‘Cafeteria Man’

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College hosted a viewing of the documentary “Cafeteria Man” March 18 followed by a panel discussion.

The evening began with a sampling of local food provided by Bread Riot, a local non-profit food advocacy organization that co-sponsored the event. Jared Cates of Connect Our Future gave a short presentation on connecting farmers with larger local markets.

Read more …

03/22/14 by Juanita Teschner

Green Revolving Fund Helps Students, Staff Launch Sustainable Projects

Establishing a sustainable garden. Installing motion sensing light switches. Creating a gutter system on the campus greenhouse to collect rainwater for watering greenhouse plants. Composting the food waste from the dining hall.

These projects, submitted by Catawba College students and staff members, have all received funds from the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF), a method of funding sustainable projects that takes the savings from lower utility bills and other resource reduction programs and uses it to reinvest in more projects that reduce the college’s ecological footprint.

Read more …

03/09/14 by Juanita Teschner

Concord-Kannapolis Rider System Purchases Hybrid Buses, Solar-lighted Shelters

The Rider transit service in Concord and Kannapolis will have eight new diesel-electric hybrid buses in service by late April. The new buses will reduce emissions and save money on fuel and maintenance.

Read more …

03/01/14 by Rebecca Rider

Speaker at Catawba's Center for the Environment Tells of Reforesting Old Coal Mines

Nearly 80 people came to the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus February 25 to hear about reforestation efforts in Appalachia on sites of former surface mines.

Dr. Patrick Angel, senior forester and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, opened his presentation by commenting on the irony imbedded in the title of his presentation, Hope for Appalachia: Returning Surface Mines to Healthy, Productive Forests.

Read more …

02/16/14 by Guest Writer

Speaker Encourages Listeners to Simplify Their Lives

By Tonia Black-Gold

Environmental advocate, author, and managing director of the faith-based non-profit Blessed Earth, Nancy Sleeth visited Catawba College on February 11 sharing her journey toward simplicity and leaving behind a plan that students, faculty, staff  and community members could use to simplify their lives.

Read more …

02/16/14 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Community Garden Expands, Gets New Sign

Catawba College’s Community Garden, spearheaded by students Jonathan Buffkin and Sloan Kessler, now has 10 4-feet-by-8-feet beds with five more student/faculty beds in the plans. Quick Copy, owned and operated by John Grubb, donated a large sign for the project, which reads: “Sustainable Garden at Catawba, sponsored by the Green Revolving Fund, Catawba Class of 2013 and Catawba Class of 2014.”

Read more …

02/16/14 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Students Tackle Recycling Project after Winterfest Ball

Senior Jonathan Buffkin led the charge February 9 when he and a handful of other students sorted through the trash left behind during the Winterfest weekend and filled more than 20 bags with recyclable items.

Read more …