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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] New Clean Air Garden Beautifies Charlotte, Raises Air Quality Awareness CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CleanAIRE NC and the Historic West End Green District will unveil a new clean air garden this month at the Wells Fargo ATM on Beatties Ford Rd....
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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...
We’re thrilled to welcome Anisha Sharma, Education Manager, to the CleanAIRE NC team! Anisha is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Development and Sustainable Technology. Her passion for community development and her lived experiences guide her in her work to support equitable climate solutions. Highlights of...
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 Nancy LaPlaca Power plants waste 65% of their energy. Cars waste even more. The fossil-fueled cars we drive today are extremely inefficient. What does that mean? It means that 70-80% of the energy in the gasoline that you put into your car doesn’t do any work, it doesn’t move a car an inch. Instead,...
Congratulations to NC’s Climate Champions We’re excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Blue Sky Awards! Each year, CleanAIRE NC honors the individuals, organizations, and partners who have shown extraordinary commitment to tackling the climate crisis and improving North Carolina’s air quality. On Wednesday, November 10th, CleanAIRE NC presented the following 2021 Blue Sky Awards...
by Nancy LaPlaca The Age of Consequences for so-called ‘externalities’ has arrived – but what is an externality? In the jargon of economists, an externality is a cost (or benefit) to a third party who did not agree to it. Air pollution is a classic externality. For example, power plant owners or car manufacturers don’t...
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