Category: AirKeepers

Program Spotlight: AirKeepers

Clean Air Carolina is using Citizen Science and the latest technology to build a one-of-a-kind statewide air quality monitoring system in North Carolina. Scientists, health experts, and environmental activists can use this hyper-local information to address environmental concerns like never before.

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GUEST BLOG: Connecting Communities with AQ Data

The AirKeepers program at Clean Air Carolina made a lot of positive impressions at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Oakland, Calif.
ASIC attendees included regulatory scientists and engineers, air monitoring instrument manufacturers, academic researchers, regional community leaders, and community science groups. I met researchers from all over the U.S., but also Canada, Finland, Qatar, China, and Japan, and I’m sure I didn’t meet everyone.

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AirKeeper Story: Ed Barrows

I first heard about the Clean Air Carolina PurpleAir monitors on one of the regular Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments teleconferences discussing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network Drought Reporting program (CoCoRHaS). I looked Clean...

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GUEST BLOG: Mobile Monitoring by Bike

The last bike commute of the school year for ‘Two Wheel Tuesday’ was on June 5th. Some of our riders gathered at Freedom Park at 7:15 am to start at the beginning of our commute, others would join the ride along the route. I love this time of morning when the world hasn’t quite gotten going yet and we’re preparing for our seven mile commute to J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori School off of Statesville Avenue. 

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GUEST BLOG: There’s Something in the Air -Mattie Marshall

Ross, Marshall, and Hughes have been dedicated to tracking the air quality of the west side using special monitors provided by Clean Air Carolina. As the first AirKeepers to use the new home monitors, they have served as citizen scientists and have been collecting, tracking, and helping to interpret the air quality data captured by their devices.

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AirKeeper Spotlight: Steve O’Neil

North Carolina has a proud contingent of naturalists, conservationists, and citizens interested in protecting the natural splendor of the state. One very dedicated naturalist working with Clean Air Carolina, Steve O’Neil, founder of Earthshine Nature Programs, has been finding AirKeeper partners all over western North Carolina.  He’s installed multiple particle monitors, including at the Cherokee Welcome Center, and most recently at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Center (PARI)!

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Clean Air for Cliffside

Local landmark to host first-of-its-kind air sensor Historic Cliffside, North Carolina is home to many people who love the state and care deeply about its natural environment.  Rutherford and Cleveland Counties are home to some of the former mill communities that put...

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