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04/24/14 by Juanita Teschner

Water, Air Pollution Impacts Health, Economy

Environmental advocate Rick Dove will speak Tuesday, April 29, at Catawba College on “North Carolina’s Environment in the Eye of the Perfect Storm.” The 7 p.m. presentation, which is sponsored by the Center for the Environment, will be held in Tom Smith Auditorium in Ketner Hall.

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04/14/14 by Juanita Teschner

Catawba College Residence Halls Increase Recycling

Catawba College has renewed its recycling efforts.

The two largest residence halls – Woodson and Salisbury-Rowan – now have new recycling and trash receptacles, thanks to a grant from the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF), a method of funding sustainable projects that takes the savings from lower utility bills and other resource reduction programs and uses it to reinvest in more projects that reduce the college’s ecological footprint.

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03/22/14 by Rebecca Rider

Center for the Environment hosts viewing of ‘Cafeteria Man’

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College hosted a viewing of the documentary “Cafeteria Man” March 18 followed by a panel discussion.

The evening began with a sampling of local food provided by Bread Riot, a local non-profit food advocacy organization that co-sponsored the event. Jared Cates of Connect Our Future gave a short presentation on connecting farmers with larger local markets.

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03/22/14 by Juanita Teschner

Green Revolving Fund Helps Students, Staff Launch Sustainable Projects

Establishing a sustainable garden. Installing motion sensing light switches. Creating a gutter system on the campus greenhouse to collect rainwater for watering greenhouse plants. Composting the food waste from the dining hall.

These projects, submitted by Catawba College students and staff members, have all received funds from the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF), a method of funding sustainable projects that takes the savings from lower utility bills and other resource reduction programs and uses it to reinvest in more projects that reduce the college’s ecological footprint.

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