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Past Events

10/07/14 (Tuesday)

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.

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10/02/14 (Thursday)

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.

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07/08/14 (Tuesday)
04/29/14 (Tuesday)

Rick Dove, environmental consultant and former Southeastern Representative for the Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak on “North Carolina’s Environment in the Eye of the Perfect Storm” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Catawba College.

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Videos of Past Events

Video - Lester Brown: Saving Civilization

More than 600 people attended a special presentation by the founder of Worldwatch Institute and current president of Earth Policy Institute. Lester Brown, called “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post, spoke at Catawba College on “Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,” based on his latest book. He noted that civilization is in trouble and called for reversing the trends that are undermining our future.

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Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn
Miriam Horn and Fred Krupp

Fred Krupp & Miriam Horn: Hope for Environment & Economy

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Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp and EDF staff member Miriam Horn delivered a rousing message of hope for the environment – and the economy – at Catawba College Thursday evening.

In the year and a half since the revised paperback version of their book, “Earth: The Sequel,” came out, Krupp told the 300 people gathered in Keppel Auditorium that the clean energy revolution – a multi-trillion-dollar market – predicted by their book is here and well under way.

“It's a revolution that has made our air cleaner,” he said, “and in doing so, it has made us healthier. It's a revolution that can create millions of American jobs. It's a revolution that can help free the country and lessen our dependence on imported oil.

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