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Upcoming Events

04/27/17 (Thursday)

Please join us for a presentation on “Discovering Yellowstone National Park: Explorations in Science and Art from the American West” on Thursday, April 27. Heather White, president and CEO of Yellowstone Forever and a member of the Center for the Environment’s Board of Advisors, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 300 of the Center facility.

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07/15/17 (Saturday)

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

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News from the Center

by Guest Writer

Julian Keniry’s ‘Wild Side of Education’

By Hannah Davis

Growing up in the busy city of Los Angeles, Julian Keniry remembers that fateful day in elementary school when she and her classmates were sent home because of poor air quality. She recalls it as one of the turning points in her life when it came to her ambition to work toward a sustainable future.

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by Guest Writer

The Plight of the American Chestnut

By Hannah Davis

Catawba College students in Dr. Jay Bolin’s resource ecology and management class took a field trip recently to Frog Hollow Orchard, just outside of Salisbury, to learn about the conservation efforts of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) on the plight of the American Chestnut tree.

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by Guest Writer

Student Spotlight: Macayla Upright and her Love of Camp

By Hannah Davis

As a Rowan County native, Macayla Upright was no stranger to Catawba College when it came time for her to decide where to go after high school. In fact, she can even recall sitting in the back seat as her mom drove through the college campus from a very young age.

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by Guest Writer

John Daniels Talks of Coal Ash Uses

By Hannah Davis

When most people think about coal ash, they probably have a negative aspect associated with it, such as rivers running with black sludge, or the potential for ground water contamination. But when Dr. John Daniels, chair of the Duke Energy National Ash Management Advisory Board, hears the word coal ash, he thinks of opportunity. 

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by Guest Writer

Erin Brockovich Charges Audience to be Inspirers of Change

By Hannah Davis

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Keppel Auditorium November 7 to hear famed consumer advocate Erin Brockovich. The Center for the Environment orchestrated the event, which garnered a larger audience than any other event the Center has hosted. 

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Catawba and Sustainability Picture Book

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