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Tom Earnhardt, an attorney, former law professor, and past chairman of the board of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, will present “Quality of Life at the Crossroads” on Tuesday, March 24, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Earnhardt is the producer/writer of the statewide UNC-TV series, "Exploring North Carolina," which highlights the natural resources of North Carolina and the Southeast. An avid naturalist and advocate for the natural world, he has traveled and spoken on conservation matters in North America, the British Isles, Europe and Asia.
Read more … Center for Environment to Host Presentation on ‘Quality of Life at the Crossroads’
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.
Read more … Redesigning Our Future
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News from the Center
by Guest Writer
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
Read more … Solar Project Under Way at Catawba
by Juanita Teschner
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.
Read more … Solar Panels Going Up in Salisbury-Rowan
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