What We Do

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College has been deeply involved in our state’s environmental issues since its inception in 1996. We strive to serve as a model to our region, lending our expertise on a wide range of issues – from air and water quality to land preservation and sustainable development. In the process, Catawba students receive a value-added education through involvement in our activities. Read More…



The Center for the Environment is currently involved in several major initiatives. Here are some of our ongoing and past initiatives:

Speaker and Workshop Series

The Center for the Environment regularly hosts events that allow community citizens and students to interact with influential environmental leaders.

National Environmental Summit

At Redesigning Our Future, you will learn the skills needed to use your passions to create a sustainable world. Small group workshops will focus on creating a toolbox of…

North Carolina Green Schools

NC Green Schools supports students, teachers, and school communities in “going green”.

Energize NC

Energize North Carolina is a one-of-a-kind STEM program which prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s North Carolina jobs in renewable energy.

Environmental Stewards Service Scholarship Program

Established in 2012, the Environmental Stewards Service Scholarship Program continues to support the ideals, values, and commitment…

Green Revolving Fund

GRFs capture the savings from lower utility bills and other resource reduction programs, using that money to reinvest in more projects that reduce the college’s ecological footprint.


We wanted to bring together all the people who have worked as volunteers, who have given their time and money to support the Center’s activities, and those who might want to learn more about our work.

Solarize Salisbury-Rowan

An innovative program to help individuals and businesses save on electricity costs available to residents of Salisbury, Rowan County and the surrounding area until December 2014.