APRIL 6 – 7
1:00 – 5:00 PM


Clean Air Carolina’s annual NC BREATHE Conference brings together a diverse group of North Carolina stakeholders to learn about current issues at the intersection of health, equity, and climate change and, using sound science, make recommendations to decision-makers aimed at protecting those most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change.

The two-day event featured distinguished speakers and interactive breakout sessions, focused on important topics such as:

  • Environmental racism and urban heat islands
  • CAFOs, air pollution, and respiratory disease
  • Challenges and opportunities for healthcare delivery
  • Using crises lines to track and treat the mental health effects of extreme weather
  • Building capacity for climate resilience in Tribal communities

…and much more!

William Barber, III, J.D.

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Climate Reality Project

William J. Barber III is the Strategic Partnerships Manager at the Climate Reality Project. He also serves as a member of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board, as well as co-chair for the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign Ecological Devastation Committee. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and is deeply interested in environmental policy, having completed work with the UNC Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics as well as with Clean Water for North Carolina and Clean Energy Works. Barber has several years of experience in grassroots and community organizing, working as a field secretary for the North Carolina NAACP.