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Catawba Ecological Preserve Named for Fred Stanback in Surprise Ceremony
Catawba College’s 189-acre environmental preserve was
named for environmental champion Fred Stanback on November 8 in a special surprise
ceremony honoring the longtime benefactor and advocate of the Center for the
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by John Wear
I recently watched a TED Talk by Ken Robinson, an English author and
advisor on education, creativity and innovation. In it, he stressed the
importance of creating a “climate of possibility” for students.
The minute he used that phrase, images of our National Environmental
Summit for High School Students popped into my head. This week-long experience,
which will be held this year from July 9-13, does just that: It creates a
climate of possibility for high school students who come from all over the
country to Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., to work on innovative solutions
to environmental challenges.
Read more … Creating a Climate of Possibility
by Rebecca Rider
Author Francis Koster told audience members May 16 that the way to get people to change is to provide them with an alternative.
He spoke at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College on his new book, Discovering the New America: Where Communities are Solving National Problems, stories of proven cost-effective solutions that communities and organizations have adopted to address challenges.
Read more … Author Francis Koster Shares Simple Solutions to Big Problems
by Juanita Teschner
Dr. Pete Myers:
‘Science on Endocrine Disruption Offers Opportunity to Improve Public Health’
Dr. Pete Myers, a noted scientist involved in primary
research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health, spoke April 9
at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus in
Salisbury. The founder, CEO and chief scientist of Environmental Health
Sciences, he co-authored Our Stolen Future, a book about how
contamination threatens fetal development.
Juanita Teschner, the Center’s director of communications, talked with
Myers after his visit to the Center. This is an edited transcript of that
Read more … Q&A Pete Myers