Take Action

From the mountains to the sea, everyone in our state and beyond has the right to breathe clean, healthy air. Together, we can fight for this right and make a difference. So, join us by taking action in any way you can.

Help Protect North Carolina's Air Quality!

Use our emissions reporting form to report air pollution you see in or around your community. Whether you smell something foul, observe a plume of smoke, or see soot on your property, it is important to know how pollution is affecting your quality of life. Reporting pollution helps to create a public record of air pollution concerns, which can help strengthen air pollution protections.

We focus on the issues that matter most to North Carolinians. Check back often to see what we’re tackling next.

4 Ways You Can Take Action Anytime to Help Slow Climate

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1. Contact Your Representative

If government representatives don’t know that climate change and air pollution issues are important to North Carolinians, they don’t know to prioritize it in the legislature. Tell your representatives that slowing climate change and fighting for cleaner air is important to you and to take action where they can on these issues to protect our planet.

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2. Day-to-day Actions

Improving our environment will require all of us working together. Every action, big or small, makes a difference. Join us in fighting climate change with these daily actions. Together, we can do it!


  • Eat seasonally and locally 
  • Avoid industrial-farmed meat
  • Waste less by eating the food you buy
  • Compost!


  • Take public transit, bike, or walk when you can
  • Practice proper car maintenance 
  • Avoid unnecessary engine idling, especially outside schools
  • Drive electric or fuel efficient vehicles


  • Invest in energy-efficient lightbulbs and appliances
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, not in use


  • Weatherize your home
  • Use renewable energy
  • Avoid gas-powered leaf blowers
  • Use ‘EnergyStar’ appliances and only run a full laundry machine and dishwasher
  • Reduce single-use plastics


  • Talk to your family, friends, and co-workers about how climate affects health
  • Get involved locally, nationally, and globally
  • Become a CleanAIRE NC member


  • Contact your representative 
  • Support climate-smart candidates 
  • Vote to ensure your voice is heard

3. Encourage a 100% Renewable Community

All over North Carolina, city and county governments are adopting 100% renewable resolutions, pledging to shift our electric grid away from dirty fuels and transition to a cleaner future. Spearhead this movement in your own community with our 100% Renewable Resolution Toolkit.


4. Volunteer

Volunteers are our feet on the ground, helping build clearer skies above us all. Your willingness to help moves our mission forward. Thank you for your desire to serve as part of the CleanAIRE NC team. Contact us to find out what opportunities are available.