Volunteer of the Year

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Ron Ross

2023 Volunteer of the Year


Community leader and citizen scientist Ron Ross lives in Charlotte, where he serves as President of the Northwood Estates Community Organization. Ross partners with other local leaders and CleanAIRE NC to collect air quality data from BIPOC communities in the Historic West End. In 2019 he presented evidence demonstrating the Historic West End’s unequal pollution burden, ultimately securing the installation of a federal air monitoring station within the community. Ross continues to collaborate with local leaders and CleanAIRE NC to establish a Historic West End Green District that spreads clean air awareness, mobilizes residents to reduce harmful air pollution, and creates new green infrastructure.