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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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the surrounding area until the end of the year.
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News from the Center
by Guest Writer
by Chris Verner
If you were looking for ways to expand the use of renewable
energy and solar power, you probably wouldn’t think of a plumber as your best ambassador.
But as SmartPower President Brian F. Keane recently told a
packed room at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment, if you want to
sell solar water heaters, you’d best go where the rubber meets the road—or the
pipe wrench meets the roof. When the water heater goes, your “front line” of
defense is a plumber, not the Sierra Club.
Read more … Annual Solar Installations Have Grown 1600 Percent Since 2006
by Rebecca Rider
High School students who chose to study invasive species during their week at the National Environmental Summit at Catawba College probably didn't think they'd be baking a kudzu quiche. But they did, and they served it, along with other kudzu creations, at the final festival.
Read more … Kudzu Quiche A Bonus in Study of Invasive Species
by Rebecca Rider
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College kicked off its annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students Tuesday with speaker Robin Emmons.
Emmons is the founder and executive director of Sow Much Good, a non-profit organization that seeks to supply fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods in Charlotte. Emmons, a 2013 CNN “Hero of the Year,” travels around the country advocating for social equity in food supply.
Read more … CNN “Hero of the Year” Inspires High School Students at Catawba National Summit