Center for the Environment
at Catawba College
Become recognized as a
North Carolina Green School
National Environmental Summit
"Redesigning Our Future"
Summer 2021
Wondering how you can get involved?
Take a walk in the Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Preserve
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Our Mission

To provide education and outreach centered on prevalent environmental challenges and to foster community-oriented sustainable solutions that can serve as a model for programs
throughout the country.

**During this time of uncertainty, the Center is looking for ways to adapt to the challenges COVID-19 has created. Our first concern is the health and well-being of all of those who participate in our events and activities. With that in mind, we are working towards finding alternative ways to meet the mission of the Center for the Environment.**

Latest News
Keep up to date on all that is happening. Be sure to check out our upcoming events!
Catawba’s Day of Giving: Alumni Elizabeth Howard’s Story

Catawba’s Day of Giving is October 13th. Elizabeth Howard, a 2017 Catawba graduate, shares what the...


Maps play an important role in conveying crucial information on where conservation efforts should be carried...

“Global Small Wild Cat Conservation”

On February 25th, we had the privilege of having Dr. Jim Sanderson speak to Catawba students...

Upcoming Events
Check out some of things that are going on that you could get involved in.

2020 National Environmental Summit

Three leading organizations – the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, and the Environmental Working Group – are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships. 


Dear Friend,

It was almost 25 years ago that a bold vision began to emerge of a Center for the Environment here on the Catawba Campus. This Center would serve to educate both our college students and the public about environmental stewardship and sustainability. This would be accomplished by bringing diverse people and groups together to catalyze sustainable solutions for our most persistent environmental challenges while also providing students rare and unique opportunities for experiential learning and engagement. Read more…

John Wear

Executive Director