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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] CleanAIRE NC Awarded $500,000 to Improve Air Monitoring in Sampson County Sampson County, N.C. — CleanAIRE NC has been awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish a community air monitoring network in Sampson County. The advocacy organization...
by Bailey Scarlett, Citizen Science Associate “How do you make someone care about something that you cannot see?” That is the question hiding behind the work done by Ivonne Hernandez, an educator and environmental specialist for Mecklenburg County Air Quality. While many people understand the overwhelming institutional consequences of climate change globally, Ivonne aims to...
by Devon Block-Funkhouser, Mariam Mahgoub, and Bailey Scarlett CleanAIRE NC is excited to welcome our 2022 summer interns! Devon Block-Funkhouser, Mariam Mahgoub, and Bailey Scarlett will be working with our Health, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science programs all summer long. Get to know our 2022 interns: Devon Block-Funkhouser I am a Master of Environmental Management...
by Kat Soltany When she was a young girl, Mattie Marshall moved from Georgia to New York City. In the blink of an eye, she lost the things she loved most about home – the slow pace of life, the flowing water nearby, and the shade of the old trees. Her family left their lush...
Denise Bruce joins CleanAIRE NC with more than a decade of experience in community environmental health. As the Citizen Science Program Manager, Denise will use her knowledge of air quality and data science to strengthen our network of citizen scientist volunteers. She believes that all communities should have data and monitoring information about their local...
by Daisha Williams In the small rural town of Anderson (population 1,656) on the Alamance-Caswell County line, a community is fighting against increased industrial activities from Carolina Sunrock LLC for an operating asphalt and cement plant. This fight is not new to the residents of Anderson, who have been pushing back against Sunrock for years. ...
by Maria Sharova Earlier this year, our Citizen Science Program underwent a network review. While we were thinking about the next phase of our monitoring network, one of our partners at East Carolina University, Dr. Yoo Min Park, was hard at work distributing monitors in Pitt County. Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor of Geographic...
by Kat Soltany In 1980, when Steve O’Neil was in the 6th grade, he gazed in awe as his teacher Mr. Jackson showed his class a solar-powered fan. The fan’s motor was connected to a small square solar panel, using energy from the sun to blow air into his face. Mr. Jackson then spoke about...
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