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:

Sustainable Catawba

The Center for the Environment works closely with the Environmental Program at Catawba College to offer students a wealth of opportunities beyond the classroom.

Campaign for Clean Air

The Center for the Environment’s Campaign for Clean Air developed a special program within its No Idling Program toolkit to meet several competency goals set by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.