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10/22/18 by Rebecca Rider

“The Endangered Species Act: A Conservation Legacy with an Uncertain Future”

The Endangered Species Act has sheltered native plant and animal life in the Unites States for nearly 50 years, but now it’s in need of saving. Ben Prater, Southeast program director for Defenders of Wildlife, spoke Thursday night at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College about the legacy of the landmark law, and about its uncertain future. 

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06/25/18 by Juanita Teschner

New Sustainability Outreach Coordinator at Center for Environment at Catawba

A 2017 Catawba College graduate is now serving as the sustainability outreach coordinator at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.

Elizabeth Howard of Mocksville joined the Center earlier this year to research and implement ways to strengthen the culture of sustainability on the Catawba campus. She works to engage students and staff through social media, educational materials and resources for workshops. She also researches ways to incorporate community-based social marketing strategies in the Center’s marketing efforts and helps plan and create material for the annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students at Catawba.

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06/25/18 by Juanita Teschner

Two Interns from Duke University Working at Center for the Environment at Catawba this Summer

Two Stanback Summer Interns from Duke University are working at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College through July.

Jimena Perez-Viscasillas, a master’s degree student in environmental management at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and Rebecca Hall, a public policy studies major, are working with the Center’s Sustainability Outreach Coordinator Elizabeth Howard to help plan, develop and promote the National Environmental Summit for High School Students. They are also working to develop projects that will improve sustainability awareness and accessibility on campus. A social marketing campaign targeting sustainable practices at Catawba is a particular focus.

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06/25/18 by Juanita Teschner

Providence Day School Receives NC Green School Award

Providence Day School (PDS) has received the NC Green School of Quality award for its ongoing sustainability efforts. The program, under the auspices of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, recognizes both public and private schools in the state that promote sustainability. Twenty schools have been recognized through the program.

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Past Events

11/29/18 (Thursday)

SALISBURY -- World-renowned environmental activist and ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin will outline the precarious situation of the world's rainforests Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Center for the Environment facility on Catawba College's campus. Plotkin is the co-founder and president of the Amazon Conservation Team, an organization that has partnered with more than 50 Amazonian tribes to map and improve protection of the Amazon rainforest. His presentation, "Rainforest Conservation, Climate Change, and the Search for New Jungle Medicines" details successful efforts to protect the Amazon's unique inhabitants from the threat of deforestation.

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11/15/18 (Thursday)

Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director of NC Sustainable Energy Association, discusses how North Carolina policy benefited the solar industry historically and outlines its future in the state.

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10/18/18 (Thursday)

Ben Prater, Southeast Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife and Catawba College ENV grad, examines the importance of the Endangered Species Act, its benefits to wildlife and us, the uncertain future this bedrock environmental law now confronts, and how we can act to protect it.

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10/04/18 (Thursday)

This stunning documentary re-tells the shocking story of a small town in West Virginia and how a toxic chemical contaminated the drinking water. Infuriating and empowering at the same time, The Devil We Know depicts how the people affected have risen up to fight back.

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