Skip to main content

Clean Air Carolina

In the two seconds it takes you to read this sentence you have taken about two breaths of air. That adds up to about 23,000 breaths a day. We want to make sure every breath you take is good for you.

Cloud Icon

Most air pollution in NC is invisible and invisible air pollution can be the most deadly.

North Carolina Icon

North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country.


Gavel Icon

The anti-regulatory climate in the NC legislature has rolled back strong clean air policies.

Sign Up for our Action Alerts

Join fellow North Carolinians in supporting the state legislative proposals listed above that will further our state's leadership in addressing climate change - add your name to Clean Air Carolina's sign-on letters and contact your state legislators.


Ozone Garden Workshop

Learn how to create your own Ozone Garden at home Did you know ozone pollution not only impacts human health, but plant life too? Join Clean Air Carolina at Wing Haven in Charlotte on Saturday, June 9, 9am-10:30am, to learn more about ozone pollution, how it impacts...

read more

Guest Blog: The Health Effects of Air Pollution

Exposure to particle pollution from haze, dust, and smoke can cause adverse cardiac and respiratory effects – and even premature death. Certain populations are more vulnerable than others. The American Lung Association considers children, older adults, people with outdoor careers, those with a medical history, or people living in close proximity to a highway or factory to be at high risk for negative effects of air pollution.

read more

VW Settlement – Share Your Ideas by May 3

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has scheduled a series of stakeholder information sessions on the Draft State Mitigation Plan that will invest the first phase of $92 million in projects aimed at reducing pollution impacts from diesel emissions.  DEQ...

read more

Guest Blog: Particle Falls Art Exhibit in Winston-Salem

Particle Falls art exhibit in Winston-Salem NICOLE DECK Photo Credit: NANCY PIERCE Winston-Salem’s 10-story tall Stevens Center was illuminated last month, displaying a giant animated light art projection of a blue waterfall turning into a fireball. But the art wasn’t...

read more
Clean Air Carolina5 days ago
Clean Air Carolina5 days ago

The benefits of Clean Air outweigh the costs.

Clean Air Carolina
Clean Air Carolina2 weeks ago

Your local government makes a difference - be sure to #vote today!

Clean Air Carolina
Clean Air Carolina3 weeks ago

It's #AirQualityAwarenessWeek and #WorldAsthmaDay2018 and we want to make sure you protect your health by checking the #AQI and reducing your exposure to air pollution. Did you know air pollution worsens asthma symptoms? Learn more at

Clean Air Carolina
Clean Air Carolina4 weeks ago

"How can this be good for the environment?” North Carolina forests are being cut down to make green electricity for millions of British homes.

Clean Air Carolina
Channel 4 News
"How can this be good for the environment?" Forests in the U.S. are being cut down to make green electricity for millions of British homes.