Events

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Past Events

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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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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Videos of Past Events

Dr. David Peden Speaks at Catawba
Dr. David Peden

David Peden: Environmental Pollutants & Health

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Dr. Peden is principal investigator for an ongoing study, “Human Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants.”   This study is a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “to better understand the effect of a number of air pollutants on human health.  This includes studies with volunteers exposed to a number of low-level pollutants to see how these impact health. We also test the effect of certain medications on response to pollutants and examine if people with asthma or certain genetic factors have increased risk for pollutant-induced disease.”

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Buckley Report: The Farmstead

Watch John Wear's interview for the Buckley Report: The Farmstead.

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