Upcoming Events

07/07/20 (Tuesday)

07/07/20 - 07/11/20

Four leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Environmental Working Group - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships.

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Past Events

11/12/19 (Tuesday)

November 12th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture.

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11/04/19 (Monday)

November 4th, Monday, 6:30 p.m. Barbara Finamore, NRDC’s senior strategic director for Asia, will present "Will China Save the Planet?"

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10/24/19 (Thursday)

October 24th, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Please join us as Dr. Sutton Lawrence presents "The Wilderness Society in the 21st Century: New Concepts of Wilderness, Wildness, Inclusion and Belonging"

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10/03/19 (Thursday)

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Chris Magryta will discuss the latest understanding of the genesis and reality of a country with an exploding autoimmune disease problem. What do we know and where do we go from here?

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Videos of Past Events

CFTE Cooking Demonstration

11-19-2012 - Eating healthy is something we all hope to achieve. In this video (4 parts, approximately 14 mins per section) you will see some of the healthy options with menus provided by some of the Center for the Environment's staff.

Dr. Cindy DeForest Hauser: Air Pollution In Our Backyards

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The results of last summer’s Piedmont Carolina air monitoring study were the focus of a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. The study was a joint venture of Davidson College’s Dr. Cindy Hauser and the Center for the Environment.

Recent research confirms that the ozone levels in your backyard are comparable to those around interstates and businesses.

The Center for the Environment's summer air monitoring program, conducted in partnership with Davidson College, showed ozone levels to be fairly consistent in residential areas of seven Piedmont counties. “We know we have high ozone levels in counties where the North Carolina Division of Air Quality has monitors,” says Dr. John Wear, Center director. “But we wanted to know if the levels are also high in the counties that presently have no monitors.

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