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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...
by June Blotnick, Executive Director It’s been a long time coming, but I’m thrilled that I can finally announce our big news: Clean Air Carolina is now CleanAIRE NC! And we’re not just changing our name. We’re unveiling a top-to-bottom redesign with a new logo, a new look, and a new website. Don’t worry, we’re...
by Maria Sharova, CleanAIRE NC Citizen Science Program Manager The Clean Air Carolina Citizen Science Program started in 2016, and has grown across the state over the last five years. As our organization has grown, so has our work, and we are committed to fighting climate change and environmental injustices while advocating for clean air....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Clean Air Carolina Expands Mission, Changes Name to CleanAIRE NC The organization is rebranding itself to coincide with a broader mission scope that emphasizes climate change and environmental justice. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clean Air Carolina, a North Carolina-based environmental nonprofit...
by Rebecca Sauer, Andrew Rasetti, and Kat Soltany CleanAIRE NC is excited to welcome our 2021 summer interns! Rebecca Sauer and Andrew Rasetti join us from Duke University’s Stanback Fellowship Program as an Environmental Health Associate and Environmental Policy Associate, respectively. And Kat Soltany is working with us as a Citizen Science Innovation Associate from the Davidson Sustainability...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, Clean Air Carolina, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Stephanie Johannes, Clean Air Carolina, (704) 307-9528, ext. 111, [email protected] SIXTH ANNUAL NC BREATHE CONFERENCE TO SEEK CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS THAT ADVANCE HEALTH AND EQUITY IN NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Policymakers, community groups, medical professionals, and environmental advocates will participate...
by Calvin Cupini Equipped with air quality sensors, Charlotte’s Historic West End is trying to reverse decades of environmental injustice. During the separate-and-unequal era of Jim Crow segregation, African American neighborhoods all over the country faced racially targeted land-use decisions. These policies pushed communities into areas with fewer resources that were often at greater risk...
by Calvin Cupini Each day brings a new understanding of the challenge we face with COVID-19. Here at Clean Air Carolina, we are washing our hands, working remotely, and unfortunately canceling a few events, like in-person Citizen Science Month activities in April. We continue to work toward a healthy atmosphere for all from a safe...
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by Jessica Jones “We are a community of learners, who through relationships are building awareness of environmental, racial, social, and economic inequities. This knowledge inspires us to serve with our communities to advocate, to heal, and to ‘lift as we climb.'” I have the privilege of exploring science with the most passionate, curious group of...
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