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“American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy.”
That comment, excerpted from the synopsis of a feature-length documentary called “Ingredients,” reveals the impetus behind a 66-minute film that will be shown Thursday, October 25, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.
Read more … Local Food Movement is Subject of Documentary & Panel at Center for Environment at Catawba
Dr. F. Eugene Hester, a scientist and government administrator who shaped federal wildlife policy at the highest levels for 25 years, will talk about his experiences with wildlife photography and illustrate memorable photographic events with a slide presentation Thursday, September 27, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.
Read more … Wildlife Photographer to Speak at Center for Environment at Catawba College
Note New Location!
Save the Date for Sundown on Easy Street! The fun begins at six o’clock Friday, September 14th.
Join us at the F&M Bank Trolley Barn to celebrate the end of summer. Enjoy live music from two bands with local roots as well as the season’s fresh culinary delights prepared by Chartwell’s. Tickets are $45 per person and include a farm-fresh dinner, beer and wine, and homemade ice cream with fresh berries. Be a table sponsor and get a $5 discount on eight tickets.
Read more … Sundown on Easy Street
Videos of Past Events
Dr. Clay Ballantine, an Asheville physician and nationally recognized expert on the health effects of air pollution, spoke as part of the Clean Air Initiatives lectures coordinated by Catawba College's Center for the Environment. Drawing on scores of medical studies showing the link between air pollution and respiratory ailments, Ballantine makes a solid case for making the reduction of air pollution a priority at local, state, and national levels.
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