Articles About Redesigning Our Future
07/13/14 by Rebecca Rider
Last week teens from around the country gathered at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College to learn how they can use their passions to create a sustainable world. Students attending the National Environmental Summit heard from renowned speakers, such as CNN 2013 Hero of the Year Robin Emmons.
07/13/14 by Rebecca Rider
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College kicked off its annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students Tuesday with speaker Robin Emmons.
Emmons is the founder and executive director of Sow Much Good, a non-profit organization that seeks to supply fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods in Charlotte. Emmons, a 2013 CNN “Hero of the Year,” travels around the country advocating for social equity in food supply.
06/06/14 by Juanita Teschner
Summit Keynote Speaker Leaves Corporate America To Promote Access to Healthy Food for Marginalized Communities
The keynote speaker for the 2014 National Environmental Summit for High School Students left her 20-year career in corporate America to help others.
One week after resigning, Robin Emmons began working to save the life of her homeless and mentally ill brother. She secured transitional housing, counseling and support services for him, but his physical health was compromised because his diet was full of canned and sugary foods, staples of the agency responsible for his care. Emmons began donating produce from her garden for her brother and the 30 or so other residents housed at the facility where he lived, and she saw a dramatic improvement in his physical health.
01/07/14 by Juanita Teschner
SALISBURY, N.C. – The Center for the Environment at Catawba College is now accepting applications for its fourth annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students, scheduled for July 8-12. The summit, “Redesigning Our Future,” is open to students from across the country who will be 14-17 years old by the time of the 2014 summit. Those who complete the application process before April 1 will receive a discount of $90 from the student portion of the tuition cost. A limited amount of financial aid is also available.
07/21/13 by Rebecca Rider
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.
07/11/13 by Juanita Teschner
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.
07/11/13 by Rebecca Rider
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.
07/18/12 by Juanita Teschner
SALISBURY, NC – High school students at the National Environmental Summit at Catawba College are learning how to plan, communicate and mobilize an initiative so they can return to their schools armed with the skills necessary to make a difference.
07/18/12 by Guest Writer
By Sarah Robinson
SALISBURY, NC – Have you ever left an event feeling really excited about a topic but not knowing how to channel that excitement into a successful initiative once you got home?
The high school students attending the National Environmental Summit, “Redesigning Our Future,” at Catawba College are putting their enthusiasm and ideas into action.
07/13/12 by Juanita Teschner
It was geocaching with a sustainable purpose.
The high school students who came to Catawba College this week to participate in the National Environmental Summit, “Redesigning Our Future,” embarked on a GPS-based navigation course on the college’s 189-acre ecological preserve Tuesday to learn about biomimicry.
07/12/12 by Juanita Teschner
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.