Events

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Past Events

03/24/15 (Tuesday)

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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03/19/15 (Thursday)

Dr. Christopher Magryta and Dr. Chris Nagy will present a cooking demonstration called “The Healing Arts of Food” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, the event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. This event is currently full.

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10/28/14 (Tuesday)

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.

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10/07/14 (Tuesday)

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.

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Videos of Past Events

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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Video - Christopher Magryta: Nutrition, the Environment

A pediatrician with Salisbury Pediatrics' Asthma Clinic, Dr. Christopher Magryta delivered a presentation titled "Nutrition, the Environment & the Genome" at the Center for the Environment. "We are constantly being bombarded with environmental pollutants," says Magryta, "but a cure is possible through stress reduction and nutritional therapies. We have very good data that we can nutritionally detoxify many of the things we encounter."

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