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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] CleanAIRE NC Statement on Governor Cooper’s FY22-23 Budget, titled “Building on Success” CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Last week, Governor Roy Cooper released his $29.3 billion 2022-23 Budget, which included numerous provisions to protect the environment and continue the transition to a...
Richard Moore Environmental Justice Leader
by June Blotnick For someone who has worked on economic, racial, and environmental justice issues for the better part of my 40+ year career, Richard Moore gave me and others at CleanAIRE NC’s recent NC BREATHE Conference a crucial reminder. Speaking with the cadence of a minister to a diverse, intergenerational audience, he emphasized that...
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in NC BREATHE 2022! Speaker presentations and recordings of all sessions and panel discussions are now available on the event webpage. We hope you are feeling inspired and ready to build equitable climate solutions. Now the real work begins. Here are six ways you can keep...
by Kirsten Minor 2022 is shaping up to be a very pivotal year for the environment. As the world experiences more extreme weather events, the impact of climate change cannot be ignored.  Economically,  record-breaking gas prices are adding urgency to discussions about shifting away from fossil-fueled vehicles and towards clean transportation. Meanwhile, state governments are...
by Kirsten Minor If you are a student researcher who is enthusiastic about environmental justice for a healthier environment and world – WE WANT YOU! CleanAIRE NC is soliciting student research presentations on environmental justice, health disparities, climate change, and related public policy topics for NC BREATHE 2022. Posters need not directly relate to all...
by Daisha Williams The electric revolution is accelerating. On February 24th, PoleVolt, a new electric vehicle charging station, was unveiled at The Ritz at Washington Heights, expanding access to EV infrastructure for residents of Charlotte’s Historic West End.  The first of its kind, the station utilizes existing utility infrastructure from light poles in order to...
by Kirsten Minor In recognition of Black History Month, we annually celebrate the lives of Black leaders, activists, and trailblazing pioneers who have shaped history in the United States and around the world. While some Black historical figures are well known, many others are less familiar due to history often being written and told from...
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