No one group alone can slow climate change and improve air quality to advance public health. The solution requires the work of many. We’re stronger when we work together, and we strengthen our ability to address these issues. We achieve our mission through partnerships with communities, policymakers, medical professionals, teachers, industry leaders, volunteers, and individuals.
In 2018 CleanAIRE NC led the creation of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Climate Leaders, a broad coalition of Charlotte-area organizations. Our mission is simple: to push Charlotte to set ambitious climate goals, and then ensure we meet them. We are improving the health of our communities by advocating for clean energy and carbon-reducing strategies.
Through our partnership with ecoAmerica’s Path to Positive Communities, the Climate Ambassadors Program provides an opportunity for you to learn the latest about climate change impacts on North Carolina communities, solutions available right now that would decrease greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs, and how to communicate these issues to everyone from members of your book group to your state representatives.
The Historic West End Green District of Charlotte is an initiative between community leaders who have been collaborating with CleanAIRE NC since 2017. Our shared goal of a Green District is designed to improve air quality and health, reduce emissions, and advance equity.