News from the Center for the Environment
03/09/14 by Juanita Teschner
The Rider transit service in Concord and Kannapolis will have eight new diesel-electric hybrid buses in service by late April. The new buses will reduce emissions and save money on fuel and maintenance.
03/01/14 by Rebecca Rider
Nearly 80 people came to the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus February 25 to hear about reforestation efforts in Appalachia on sites of former surface mines.
Dr. Patrick Angel, senior forester and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, opened his presentation by commenting on the irony imbedded in the title of his presentation, Hope for Appalachia: Returning Surface Mines to Healthy, Productive Forests.
02/16/14 by Guest Writer
By Tonia Black-Gold
Environmental advocate, author, and managing director of the faith-based non-profit Blessed Earth, Nancy Sleeth visited Catawba College on February 11 sharing her journey toward simplicity and leaving behind a plan that students, faculty, staff and community members could use to simplify their lives.
02/16/14 by Juanita Teschner
Catawba College’s Community Garden, spearheaded by students Jonathan Buffkin and Sloan Kessler, now has 10 4-feet-by-8-feet beds with five more student/faculty beds in the plans. Quick Copy, owned and operated by John Grubb, donated a large sign for the project, which reads: “Sustainable Garden at Catawba, sponsored by the Green Revolving Fund, Catawba Class of 2013 and Catawba Class of 2014.”