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07/07/15 (Tuesday)

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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An innovative program to help individuals and businesses save on electricity costs will be available to residents of Salisbury, Rowan County and the surrounding area until the end of the year.

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News from the Center

by Rebecca Rider

For the Birds

Local children and the Center for the Environment at Catawba College have teamed up to provide new homes for the birds that frequent the Fred Stanback Ecological Preserve near the Center’s building on campus. The mind behind the project is Catawba College senior and Environmental Steward Eli Wittum, who says he got the idea from summer programs run by Lowe's Home Improvement.

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by Rebecca Rider

Wood Ducks Given New Homes

Balyn Krout spent his spring semester giving a home to the wood duck population in the Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Preserve on the Catawba College campus. Krout, an Environmental Studies major and senior at Catawba, worked on the project for his internship with the Center for the Environment.

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by Rebecca Rider

Speaker Encourages Community to Ignite Change

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with chemicals, how do we stay healthy?

Heather White, executive director of the Environmental Working Group, spoke on ways to navigate the tricky waters of the modern-day food industry on April 28 at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.

The Environmental Working Group estimates that there are more than 80,000 food products on the market containing more than 10,000 chemicals.

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by Staff Writer

Gerry Wood Auto Dealership Goes Solar

The Gerry Wood Auto Group announced on April 22 – Earth Day – that it now produces more solar power than any other dealership in North Carolina.

Its three dealerships on Jake Alexander Boulevard South in Salisbury recently installed 322.5 kilowatts of solar production on its roofs. Only three other automotive groups are listed by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association as solar producers, and none has the capacity of the Gerry Wood Group.

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by Rebecca Rider

Speaker coaches on how to breathe easier

Air quality is a moral issue. That’s what Dr. Francis Koster told an audience April 14 at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

Koster, author of the Discovering the New America and the column “The Optimistic Futurist,” spoke about the dangers of air pollution and the necessary steps the humanity must take to breathe more easily. 

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by Guest Writer

‘The Healing Arts of Food’ at Center for Environment

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College presented a cooking demonstration and panel discussion March 19. Titled “The Healing Arts of Food,” the presentation educated the community about how food and health are intertwined. Panel speakers included Dr. Chris Magryta, Nicole Magryta and Dr. Christopher Nagy.

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