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02/23/16 (Tuesday)

John Campbell, an entrepreneur who serves as chairman of the board of WasteZero, will speak Tuesday, February 23, on waste reduction at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation – “Cut Trash in Half in America: Right Now!” – is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

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07/12/16 (Tuesday)

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 Juanita Teschner

Q&A: A Solution to the Increasing Volume of Trash

The Center for the Environment will host a presentation called “Cut Trash in Half in America: Right Now!” on Tuesday, February 23, at its facility on the Catawba College campus. John Campbell, chairman of the board of WasteZero, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

Joshua Kolling-Perin, director of public engagement at WasteZero, recently answered questions about the problem of trash in the United States and the environmental and economic benefits of waste reduction. Here are the edited results of that exchange.

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by Juanita Teschner

Q&A with Dr. Robert Musil: ‘People Can Make a Difference’

Dr. Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, will speak Thursday, February 11, on “Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for North Carolina” at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

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by Guest Writer

Cooking Demonstration at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment

By Hannah Davis

 “There’s no way you can be a foodie and not love mason jars,” Dr. Chris Nagy said. Dr. Chris Magryta, Nicole Magryta and Dr. Chris Nagy’s second forum this month at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College focused on simplistic health food “life hacks” that the audience could easily implement into their daily lives for a healthier gut. 

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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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