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2021 was a year of turning points and progress for CleanAIRE NC. We of course relaunched our organization with a new name, and a new look. More than that, we moved forward on so many of our shared goals. We successfully campaigned for policies and community infrastructure projects that will accelerate our transition to a...
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...
Denise Bruce joins CleanAIRE NC with more than a decade of experience in community environmental health. As the Citizen Science Program Manager, Denise will use her knowledge of air quality and data science to strengthen our network of citizen scientist volunteers. She believes that all communities should have data and monitoring information about their local...
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. ...
by Maria Sharova Earlier this year, our Citizen Science Program underwent a network review. While we were thinking about the next phase of our monitoring network, one of our partners at East Carolina University, Dr. Yoo Min Park, was hard at work distributing monitors in Pitt County. Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor of Geographic...
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...
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