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The Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Bread Riot, a non-profit food advocacy organization and Food for Thought, a community backpack program that provides easy-to-prepare, shelf-stable weekend meals to food-insecure school children will host a screening of A Place at the Table on Tuesday, October 28th at the Center facility on the Catawba campus. Bread Riot will offer a tasting of local foods at 6:00 pm before the movie, which begins at 6:45. A discussion will follow the movie.
Read more … A Place at the Table: Food Tasting, Movie Showing, and Discussion
Our lives are surrounded by chemicals. They are in products we use on our bodies, in plastics we eat and drink from, in pesticides used on food and found in drinking water, and in air and surface cleaners. Many of these compounds have been declared safe for use but new evidence suggests they may be harmful even in "safe" doses. In this community talk, Folami Ideraabdullah, Ph.D., will discuss new findings that show how environmental chemical exposures may be linked to common human diseases. Thursday October 7 at 6:30 at the Center for the Environment Room 300.
Read more … For Better or For Worse – Consequences of Living With Chemicals
This event marks the launch of our new and exciting program called "Solarize Salisbury-Rowan" held in partnership with SmartPower. Please join us to learn how this campaign can help our community go solar. We are excited to have Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower and author of Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit from Clean Energy to start the brief program portion of the event at 6:00 pm.
Read more … Solarize Salisbury-Rowan Kick-Off
Videos of Past Events
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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Energy leader Amory Lovins invited the nearly 700 people who attended his presentation at Catawba College to imagine a world where business leaders and the heads of governments have abandoned oil, coal and nuclear energy in favor of alternatives that cost less and work better.
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