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Richard Moore Environmental Justice Leader
by June Blotnick For someone who has worked on economic, racial, and environmental justice issues for the better part of my 40+ year career, Richard Moore gave me and others at CleanAIRE NC’s recent NC BREATHE Conference a crucial reminder. Speaking with the cadence of a minister to a diverse, intergenerational audience, he emphasized that...
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...
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in NC BREATHE 2022! Speaker presentations and recordings of all sessions and panel discussions are now available on the event webpage. We hope you are feeling inspired and ready to build equitable climate solutions. Now the real work begins. Here are six ways you can keep...
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...
by Kirsten Minor If you are a student researcher who is enthusiastic about environmental justice for a healthier environment and world – WE WANT YOU! CleanAIRE NC is soliciting student research presentations on environmental justice, health disparities, climate change, and related public policy topics for NC BREATHE 2022. Posters need not directly relate to all...
by Daisha Williams The electric revolution is accelerating. On February 24th, PoleVolt, a new electric vehicle charging station, was unveiled at The Ritz at Washington Heights, expanding access to EV infrastructure for residents of Charlotte’s Historic West End.  The first of its kind, the station utilizes existing utility infrastructure from light poles in order to...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] June Blotnick to Step Down After 17 Years as Executive Director of CleanAIRE NC CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After 17 years of service to CleanAIRE NC, June Blotnick announced she will step down as the organization’s Executive Director later this year. Although Blotnick will end her service...
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