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Past Events

11/17/16 (Thursday)

“Coal Ash Cleanup: An Opportunity for Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship” will be the topic for a presentation Thursday, November 17, at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. The speaker, Dr. John Daniels, chairs the National Ash Management Advisory Board for Duke Energy. He is a professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte.

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11/07/16 (Monday)

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, best known for her involvement in one of the largest direct action lawsuits in U.S. history, will speak November 7 at 7pm at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. Her topic will be “Community Power: How We Can All Make a Difference in Creating a Healthier Planet."

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10/20/16 (Thursday)

Prize-winning American biologist Dr. Paul Ehrlich, best known for his warnings about the consequences of population growth and limited resources, will join Dr. Pete Myers, founder and CEO of Environmental Health Sciences, for a presentation on October 20 at 7pm at Catawba College. The event is hosted by the Center for the Environment.

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10/17/16 (Monday)

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College will show the movie Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts on Monday, October 17, in advance of Brockovich’s presentation at the college in November.

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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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