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Educator and consultant Dr. Francis Koster will speak Tuesday, April 14, on “Communities Breathe Easier: Air Quality Success Stories” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Tom Earnhardt, an attorney, former law professor, and past chairman of the board of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, will present “Quality of Life at the Crossroads” on Tuesday, March 24, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Earnhardt is the producer/writer of the statewide UNC-TV series, "Exploring North Carolina," which highlights the natural resources of North Carolina and the Southeast. An avid naturalist and advocate for the natural world, he has traveled and spoken on conservation matters in North America, the British Isles, Europe and Asia.
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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
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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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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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