Events

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Past Events

03/04/14 (Tuesday)

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College has rescheduled its EnviroMingle® at Cougar Run Winery in Concord for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4.

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02/25/14 (Tuesday)

A senior forester and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of the Interior will speak Tuesday, February 25, on “Hope for Appalachia: Returning Surface Mines to Healthy, Productive Forests.” The presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., will be held at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

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02/10/14 (Monday)

Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life, will lead a workshop called “A Simple Plan that Simply Works” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 10, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. Participants will leave with a personal action plan for de-cluttering their lives.

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02/07/14 (Friday)

“How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Save on Energy Costs” will be the topic for the Center for the Environment’s second event in its Business Sustainability Series. The breakfast for businesses and governmental and educational organizations will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on Friday, February 7, in the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. The Center is offering the event in partnership with the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, RowanWORKS Economic Development and Rowan-Cabarrus Community 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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