Author: Kelly Picarsic

GUEST BLOG: Trees and the Public Good

by Bill Schlesinger Nearly everyone likes trees—for various reasons, not the least of which is that trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, potentially mitigating global warming. A campaign by the Nature Conservancy hopes to plant a billion trees during the...

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ACTION: Oppose the elimination of the Charlotte City Council Environment Committee

The City of Charlotte has recently made positive progress on clean air, clean water, and sustainability for city operations. In its “sustainable and resilient city” resolution passed last summer, the Charlotte City Council committed the city to sourcing all its energy from carbon-free sources by 2030. They also set the ambitious goal of the entire city (government, business, academia, and non-profits) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

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Join Our Team – We’re Hiring!

Development Manager – Full Time Clean Air Carolina (CAC) is seeking a dynamic team leader who will plan and direct a comprehensive fundraising program in alignment with CAC’s mission and core values. The Development Manager will oversee all revenue generating...

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Planting Seeds of Change

Thanks to our supporters, Clean Air Carolina is promoting STEM education in schools, inspiring students to become informed stewards of our environment. Renew your membership or join Clean Air Carolina today, and help us engage more young people in our mission to...

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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: Stressed Out

Climate change threatens mental health, diminishes regulatory oversight when it’s needed most – a guest blog by MAHA member and Certified Health Education Specialist, Dorothy Rawleigh.

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Ozone Gardens Support STEM Education

On a beautiful day in November, horticulture students at John T. Williams Secondary Montessori in Charlotte installed a new ozone garden on their campus to help make ozone pollution visible. A raised bed was constructed near their carpool line. Middle school students...

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GUEST BLOG: On Losing Your Marbles

Guest blog by Bill Schlesinger, one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists and a passionate advocate for translating science for lay audiences. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Bill has served as dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke and president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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