Events

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Past Events

11/19/13 (Tuesday)

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Bread Riot will host a screening of “Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives” followed by a panel discussion and a tasting of local foods at the Center building on Tuesday, November 19.

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11/12/13 (Tuesday)

Dr. Francis Koster, author of Discovering the New America: Where Local Communities are Solving National Problems, will speak November 12 at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is titled, “A Review of the Climate Change Debate.”

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10/24/13 (Thursday)

Dr. Chris Magryta of Salisbury Pediatrics will speak at the Center for the Environment on “Your Gut and the Environment” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.

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10/03/13 (Thursday)

Ken Cook, president and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group (EWG), will speak at the Center for the Environment facility on “The Farm Bill, Healthy Food and Our Environment, What’s at stake?” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3.

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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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