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Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn
Miriam Horn and Fred Krupp

Fred Krupp & Miriam Horn: Hope for Environment & Economy

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Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp and EDF staff member Miriam Horn delivered a rousing message of hope for the environment – and the economy – at Catawba College Thursday evening.

In the year and a half since the revised paperback version of their book, “Earth: The Sequel,” came out, Krupp told the 300 people gathered in Keppel Auditorium that the clean energy revolution – a multi-trillion-dollar market – predicted by their book is here and well under way.

“It's a revolution that has made our air cleaner,” he said, “and in doing so, it has made us healthier. It's a revolution that can create millions of American jobs. It's a revolution that can help free the country and lessen our dependence on imported oil.

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Dr. David Peden Speaks at Catawba
Dr. David Peden

David Peden: Environmental Pollutants & Health

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Dr. Peden is principal investigator for an ongoing study, “Human Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants.”   This study is a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “to better understand the effect of a number of air pollutants on human health.  This includes studies with volunteers exposed to a number of low-level pollutants to see how these impact health. We also test the effect of certain medications on response to pollutants and examine if people with asthma or certain genetic factors have increased risk for pollutant-induced disease.”

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Buckley Report: The Farmstead

Watch John Wear's interview for the Buckley Report: The Farmstead.

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Environmental Partners - Designing a Sustainable Future

The facility that houses the Center for the Environment at Catawba College was one of the first "green" buildings constructed in the state. The Center wanted to lead by example, encouraging others to use environmentally friendly products and practices in the construction of new facilities. Watch the story of how the Center facility was built.

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Video - Peter Forbes: Community-based Conservation

Peter Forbes, in his years as a conservationist, has learned that the work is all about relationship building. He has also learned that those who are interested in conservation and those who are interested in social justice must work together to solve the planet’s problems. Forbes, co-founder of the Vermont-based Center for Whole Communities, emphasized in his remarks at Catawba College that people and the land are tied together, and what affects one affects the other.

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Video - Christopher Magryta: Nutrition, the Environment

A pediatrician with Salisbury Pediatrics' Asthma Clinic, Dr. Christopher Magryta delivered a presentation titled "Nutrition, the Environment & the Genome" at the Center for the Environment. "We are constantly being bombarded with environmental pollutants," says Magryta, "but a cure is possible through stress reduction and nutritional therapies. We have very good data that we can nutritionally detoxify many of the things we encounter."

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Video - Viney Aneja: N.C. Pollution

Dr. Viney Aneja, North Carolina State University's Air Quality Research Director and a professor in N.C. State's Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, spoke on air pollution in North Carolina and the causes of surface ozone at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.

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Video - Clay Ballantine: Health Effects of Air Pollution

Dr. Clay Ballantine, an Asheville physician and nationally recognized expert on the health effects of air pollution, spoke as part of the Clean Air Initiatives lectures coordinated by Catawba College's Center for the Environment. Drawing on scores of medical studies showing the link between air pollution and respiratory ailments, Ballantine makes a solid case for making the reduction of air pollution a priority at local, state, and national levels.

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How Science & Business Are Driving Environmental Progress

In 2005, some work was done on chemicals in the blood of babies. This work was important to so many people in which blood was tested for 10 babies to determine the presence of chemicals in newborn blood.

The Environmental working group was founded by Ken Cook. His work is entitled "10 Americans". The Center for the Environment is a partner with Ken Cook on this work particularly important research in the area chemicals in blood.

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Speaker Video - Cooking Demonstration - 4 short videos

11/19/2012 - Dr. John Wear of the Center for the Environment at Catawaba College in Salisbury, NC...invited some of our local Medical Professionals to discuss healthy eating and to share some of their Holiday Recipes. Please welcome to the stage (Left to Right):

Dr. Chris Magreda, Salisbury Pediatrics
Nicole Magreda, Clinical Nutritionist
Dr. Chris Nagy, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. John E. Wear, Executive Director 

Bon Appetit!