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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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What The Hurricane Leaves Behind: Climate Change and Asthma

by Andrew Whelan For most people the connection between health and air pollution is easy to grasp. But what about health and climate change? “When we think of climate change, we don’t often think about how it affects children and adults with respiratory issues,” says...

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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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Environmental Justice

By Pamela Grundy and Calvin Cupini Environmental justice is the watchword of the day. The world is warming, and communities across the globe are organizing to address widespread environmental damage. The convergence of politics, economic power and racism means that...

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Leading Global Energy Thinker to Speak at Catawba College

Physicist Amory Lovins, who is called one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers, will speak at Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Center for the Environment at Catawba...

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GUEST BLOG: Speaking truth to power

MAHA Exhibits at 40th Annual Minority Health Conference By: Dorothy Rawleigh “Speaking truth to power” was a befitting phrase heard throughout the 40th Annual Minority Health Conference with the theme of Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for...

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Clean Air for Kids Ozone Gardens Coming to Raleigh

By Pamela Grundy, Co-Manager, Clean Air for Kids Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling from Charlotte to Raleigh to start the expansion of our Clean Air for Kids program. For the past five years, Clean Air for Kids has built ozone gardens and presented clean air...

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