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After 17 years spent leading this wonderful organization, I plan to step down as CleanAIRE NC’s executive director later this month. I am so grateful for what we have done and built together, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you for a cleaner, healthier North Carolina. Looking back, my...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] CleanAIRE NC Names Jeffrey Robbins as its New Executive Director CHARLOTTE, N.C. – CleanAIRE NC has named Jeffrey W. Robbins as its new Executive Director, effective September 12. Robbins comes to the organization from the Diverse Paragon consulting agency, where...
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...
“Everybody deserves to breathe healthy air.” This simple belief has motivated June Blotnick’s life in public service, leading the fight for cleaner air in North Carolina. But after 17 years of leading CleanAIRE NC, June will step down from her Executive Director role in September. She recently sat down with CleanAIRE NC volunteer Billie Anderson...
by Devon Block-Funkhouser, Mariam Mahgoub, and Bailey Scarlett CleanAIRE NC is excited to welcome our 2022 summer interns! Devon Block-Funkhouser, Mariam Mahgoub, and Bailey Scarlett will be working with our Health, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science programs all summer long. Get to know our 2022 interns: Devon Block-Funkhouser I am a Master of Environmental Management...
by Kat Soltany When she was a young girl, Mattie Marshall moved from Georgia to New York City. In the blink of an eye, she lost the things she loved most about home – the slow pace of life, the flowing water nearby, and the shade of the old trees. Her family left their lush...
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...
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