Events

Upcoming Events

07/10/18 (Tuesday)

Four leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Working Group, and Yellowstone Forever - 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

11/20/17 (Monday)

National Geographic Explorer Dr. T.H. Culhane calls himself “a soldier on a different battle front.” Working in slums with sustainable technology is like basic training in geography, technology and humanity, he says. The “battle fronts” from which Culhane has waged his war on global problems have taken him to Egypt, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Palestine and beyond.

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11/14/17 (Tuesday)

Salisbury pediatrician Dr. Chris Magryta will speak on “The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier in Human Health” on Tuesday, November 14 at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. Bread Riot, a non-profit food advocacy organization, will offer a food tasting at 5:45, and Magryta will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

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10/26/17 (Thursday)

“Would Rachel Carson Return to North Carolina? Environmental Problems and Possibilities” will be the topic of a presentation Thursday, October 26, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. Dr. Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 300. His presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required: 704.637.4791.

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04/27/17 (Thursday)

Please join us for a presentation on “Discovering Yellowstone National Park: Explorations in Science and Art from the American West” on Thursday, April 27. Heather White, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever and a member of the Center for the Environment’s Board of Advisors, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 300 of the Center facility.

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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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