Upcoming Events

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Past Events

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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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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Videos of Past Events

Environmental Partners - Designing a Sustainable Future

The facility that houses the Center for the Environment at Catawba College was one of the first "green" buildings constructed in the state. The Center wanted to lead by example, encouraging others to use environmentally friendly products and practices in the construction of new facilities. Watch the story of how the Center facility was built.

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Video - Peter Forbes: Community-based Conservation

Peter Forbes, in his years as a conservationist, has learned that the work is all about relationship building. He has also learned that those who are interested in conservation and those who are interested in social justice must work together to solve the planet’s problems. Forbes, co-founder of the Vermont-based Center for Whole Communities, emphasized in his remarks at Catawba College that people and the land are tied together, and what affects one affects the other.

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