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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...
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. ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Governor Cooper Takes Historic Executive Action on Environmental Justice RALEIGH, N.C. – Today Governor Cooper announced an Executive Order on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, taking a major step towards addressing long-standing environmental inequities in historically disadvantaged communities. As part...
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