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“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 Billie Anderson to look back...
We must improve access to electric vehicles and EV infrastructure to ensure historically overburdened communities are benefitting from a clean energy economy. At last month’s EVs for Equity event, Environmental Justice Manager Daisha Williams met with residents of Charlotte’s Historic West End to discuss the growing economic, health, and sustainable opportunities around EV expansion.  by...
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...
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 Nancy LaPlaca Power plants waste 65% of their energy. Cars waste even more. The fossil-fueled cars we drive today are extremely inefficient. What does that mean? It means that 70-80% of the energy in the gasoline that you put into your car doesn’t do any work, it doesn’t move a car an inch. Instead,...
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