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by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Environmental Stewards Plan Projects for the Year at Mountain Retreat

The Environmental Stewards at Catawba College went on retreat August 21-23 at Lake Junaluska in western North Carolina to concentrate on team building and project planning. The Center for the Environment, which provides leadership training and guides the students as they work on their projects, hosted the event.

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by Rebecca Rider

National Environmental Summit Receives High Marks from Students, Instructors

As the National Environmental Summit for High School Students finished its fifth year in mid-July, participants and teachers alike agreed that it's more than just a course on the environment.

The summit is the brainchild of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and hosted on the Catawba campus. The Environmental Working Group, headquartered in Washington, D.C., joined as a partner this year.

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by Rebecca Rider

National Environmental Summit Speakers Encourage Creative Problem-solving

Students attending the 2015 National Environmental Summit for High School Students at Catawba College heard two Catawba alumni talk about the importance of using creative solutions to environmental problems. The summit, designed to help students explore how they can use their interests and talents to make a difference in the world, is a partnership of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) of Colorado and Environmental Working Group, headquartered in Washington, DC. 

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by Rebecca Rider

Speaker encourages youth to be a force for change

The fifth year of the National Environmental Summit for High School Students, hosted by the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, kicked off on Tuesday, July 7, with keynote speaker Heather White. Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group, an environmental advocacy organization, White spoke to this year's crop of students about how one person can make a difference. 

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by Juanita Teschner

Catawba’s Sustainable Garden Grows to 15 Beds

The Catawba College sustainable garden now has 15 beds full of tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, carrots, beets, strawberries, corn, lettuce and spinach. 

Recent graduates Sloan Kessler and Jonathan Buffkin initiated the idea in the 2013-2014 academic year, and Environmental Stewards Forest Fugate and Joel Schlaudt have assumed leadership positions this year.

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