Center Offers Wealth of Resources, Knowledge

Center Offers ‘Resources for Improving Environment’

tl_files/cfte/images/2013newsletter/2013_newsletter_p8_seth-holtzman.jpgDr. Seth Holtzman, Chair,

Catawba College Philosophy and Religion Department

I have found the Center for the Environment to be a place where students, professors, governmental officials, community members, and people from elsewhere come to find a wealth of resources for understanding and improving the environment.  The Center offers classes at the college, workshops, speakers, conferences, films, and other kinds of events, many of which are free.  But not all the offerings are for adults.  Wildlife walks engage younger children. 

This summer’s second annual week-long national environmental program for high school students, Redesigning Our Future, seeks to reach and engage the next generation of citizens who will have to deal with profound environmental issues and problems.  The Center serves people of all ages and from all areas.


‘Center Opened my Eyes to Importance of Sustainability’

tl_files/cfte/images/2013newsletter/2013_newsletter_p8-tory-kiefner.jpgTory Kiefner, Sustainability Intern

Student President for Sustainable Catawba

The Center for Environment holds a special place in my heart at Catawba because it opened my eyes to things I once could not see. It opened my eyes to the importance of sustainability and the protection of the environment, but, most importantly, it showed me that I could make a difference by taking part in a campus community that is eager for change together.

The Center is more than just place for the environment; it is a source of community, knowledge and education.

‘Without Center, Many Would be Unaware’

tl_files/cfte/images/2013newsletter/2013_newsletter_p8_craig-midgett.jpgCraig Midgett, Energy Fellow

During my fellowship with the Center for the Environment, I learned that the Center plays an important role in attempts to combat poor air quality, climate change and the various other issues our region and planet are facing. The staff and volunteers work in unison to provide the public with factual information, along with easy mitigation strategies, that aid in their personal endeavors to achieve suitable air quality and a satisfactory level of carbon emissions.

Without an institution in the region as valuable as the Center for the Environment, many would remain unaware of the environmental challenges we presently face and would find it very difficult developing a strategy to help.