Events

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Past Events

04/07/16 (Thursday)

“Disruptive Forces: How Science and Business are Driving Environmental Progress” will be the topic of a presentation at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Ken Cook, founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based organization Environmental Working Group, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in Room 300.

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03/31/16 (Thursday)

Award-winning photographer Jeff Rich will give a presentation on “The Evolution of the Watershed Project” on Thursday, March 31, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

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02/23/16 (Tuesday)

John Campbell, an entrepreneur who serves as chairman of the board of WasteZero, will speak Tuesday, February 23, on waste reduction at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation – “Cut Trash in Half in America: Right Now!” – is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

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02/11/16 (Thursday)

“Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for North Carolina” will be the topic for a presentation by the president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. The 6:30 presentation on Thursday, February 11, will be followed by a book signing.

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Videos of Past Events

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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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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