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Past Events

07/12/16 (Tuesday)

Three 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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04/26/16 (Tuesday)

Join us April 26 at 5:30 at Waterworks Visual Arts Gallery for an EnviroMingle and Public Forum Panel Discussion

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04/07/16 (Thursday)

“Disruptive Forces: How Science and Business are Driving Environmental Progress” will be the topic of a presentation at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Ken Cook, founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based organization Environmental Working Group, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in Room 300.

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03/31/16 (Thursday)

Award-winning photographer Jeff Rich will give a presentation on “The Evolution of the Watershed Project” on Thursday, March 31, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

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Videos of Past Events

David Walters Speaks at Catawba
David Walters

David Walters: Sustainable Community Design

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The Center for the Environment at Catawba College featured a presentation by urban designer David Walters Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Center facility on the college campus. His topic was “Signposts to Surviving the 21st Century: Air Quality, Carbon Emissions and Community Design.”

Walters holds undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors in architecture and urban design from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He taught and practiced in England where he won national awards for housing and urban design. In 1983 he moved to the United States, teaching and practicing in Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma before joining the UNC-Charlotte faculty in 1990.

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Video - Sarah Susanka: Not So Big

Author and architect Sarah Susanka brought her “Not So Big” philosophy to Catawba College’s campus and advised those members of her audience to “be the custodian of your own life.” “We are that channel by which God moves through this world,” Susanka explained, noting “those inner judgments [you make about yourself] undermine the truth of who God wants you to be.”

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