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The Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Bread Riot, a non-profit food advocacy organization and Food for Thought, a community backpack program that provides easy-to-prepare, shelf-stable weekend meals to food-insecure school children will host a screening of A Place at the Table on Tuesday, October 28th at the Center facility on the Catawba campus. Bread Riot will offer a tasting of local foods at 6:00 pm before the movie, which begins at 6:45. A discussion will follow the movie.
Read more … A Place at the Table: Food Tasting, Movie Showing, and Discussion
Our lives are surrounded by chemicals. They are in products we use on our bodies, in plastics we eat and drink from, in pesticides used on food and found in drinking water, and in air and surface cleaners. Many of these compounds have been declared safe for use but new evidence suggests they may be harmful even in "safe" doses. In this community talk, Folami Ideraabdullah, Ph.D., will discuss new findings that show how environmental chemical exposures may be linked to common human diseases. Thursday October 7 at 6:30 at the Center for the Environment Room 300.
Read more … For Better or For Worse – Consequences of Living With Chemicals
This event marks the launch of our new and exciting program called "Solarize Salisbury-Rowan" held in partnership with SmartPower. Please join us to learn how this campaign can help our community go solar. We are excited to have Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower and author of Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit from Clean Energy to start the brief program portion of the event at 6:00 pm.
Read more … Solarize Salisbury-Rowan Kick-Off
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Dr. David Peden
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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