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Past Events

04/28/15 (Tuesday)

The executive director of Environmental Working Group (EWG) will speak Tuesday, April 28, on “Igniting Change for Real Food, Healthy People and a Vibrant Environment” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

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04/21/15 (Tuesday)

An internationally recognized cancer expert will speak Tuesday, April 21, on “Clean Air Policy and Your Health” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. Dr. Kim Lyerly’s presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public but registration is required.

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04/14/15 (Tuesday)

Educator and consultant Dr. Francis Koster will speak Tuesday, April 14, on “Communities Breathe Easier: Air Quality Success Stories” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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03/24/15 (Tuesday)

Tom Earnhardt, an attorney, former law professor, and past chairman of the board of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, will present “Quality of Life at the Crossroads” on Tuesday, March 24, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Earnhardt is the producer/writer of the statewide UNC-TV series, "Exploring North Carolina," which highlights the natural resources of North Carolina and the Southeast. An avid naturalist and advocate for the natural world, he has traveled and spoken on conservation matters in North America, the British Isles, Europe and Asia.

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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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