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07/07/15 (Tuesday)

Two leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Rocky Mountain Institute - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships.

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An innovative program to help individuals and businesses save on electricity costs will be available to residents of Salisbury, Rowan County and the surrounding area until the end of the year.

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News from the Center

by Staff Writer

Gerry Wood Auto Dealership Goes Solar

The Gerry Wood Auto Group announced on April 22 – Earth Day – that it now produces more solar power than any other dealership in North Carolina.

Its three dealerships on Jake Alexander Boulevard South in Salisbury recently installed 322.5 kilowatts of solar production on its roofs. Only three other automotive groups are listed by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association as solar producers, and none has the capacity of the Gerry Wood Group.

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by Rebecca Rider

Speaker coaches on how to breathe easier

Air quality is a moral issue. That’s what Dr. Francis Koster told an audience April 14 at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

Koster, author of the Discovering the New America and the column “The Optimistic Futurist,” spoke about the dangers of air pollution and the necessary steps the humanity must take to breathe more easily. 

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by Guest Writer

‘The Healing Arts of Food’ at Center for Environment

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College presented a cooking demonstration and panel discussion March 19. Titled “The Healing Arts of Food,” the presentation educated the community about how food and health are intertwined. Panel speakers included Dr. Chris Magryta, Nicole Magryta and Dr. Christopher Nagy.

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by Juanita Teschner

North Carolina One of Top States for Solar Energy

North Carolina has been ranked among the Top 10 statesin the nation for solar energy, according to the 2014 Solar Market Insight Report.

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by Guest Writer

Solar Project Under Way at Catawba

By Catawba College News Service

Catawba College is making a bold move in the area of solar power that will propel it ahead of all other North Carolina colleges and universities. Catawba will have the distinction of having the second-largest campus solar energy installation in the Southeast and will produce more solar electricity than all the other N.C. colleges and universities combined.

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by Juanita Teschner

Solar Panels Going Up in Salisbury-Rowan

Solar panels are sprouting up in Salisbury and Rowan County, thanks to a community initiative that started in October.

Solarize Salisbury-Rowan informs residents of the advantages of solar power and helps them reduce costs through competitive bids by installers who have already been professionally vetted. It is a cooperative venture of SmartPower, a national non-profit organization that focuses on clean energy, and the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.

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