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Schools Receive Grant to Reduce Diesel Pollution

Clean Air Carolina (CAC), in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS), received a $536,000 grant to reduce diesel emissions from school buses and fuel trucks. A joint press conference was held at Matthews Elementary...

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Clean Air Carolina Hosts Air Quality Roundtable with Regional Leaders

Clean Air Carolina and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Chair Jennifer Roberts convened a roundtable discussion of regional business, government, environmental and healthcare leaders on August 24 to discuss solutions to our air quality problems and learn from Atlanta’s experience dealing with similar issues in the 1990’s.

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Clean Air Carolina Goes to the Hill for Clean Construction

In June, CAC Director June Blotnick, and Program Director for the NC Clean Diesel Campaign Phil Rossi, met with NC Congressional representatives and staff members to advocate for clean construction provisions in the new transportation bill, Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009.

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Charlotte Ranked 8th Smoggiest City in 2009

According to the American Lung Association’s 2009 State of the Air report, the Charlotte metro region ranks eighth highest among the nation’s smoggiest cities, up from last year’s thirteenth spot. Once again, the report gives Mecklenburg County a failing grade for its...

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Professional Actions

Below are some tips you can use to "green" your office! Use compact fluorescent light bulbs in your office(s) Use daylighting when possible! Turn off all lights when you leave a room or the office for the day Power-down all computers, printers and other office...

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Personal Actions

Print our "8 Things Kids Can Do" Bookmarker! Smart Transportation: Walk, bike, rollerblade, or take mass transit to reduce the miles you drive Combine your errands and make one trip Don’t sit in the drive-thru lane or idle your engine in the carpool lane at school...

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Updates: UN Climate Change Conference

The 15th annual International Climate Change Conference kicked off Monday, December 7 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Leaders from 192 countries will convene over the next two weeks to produce what we hope will be a strong international agreement on climate action which will...

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News Articles

Ozone Pollution Is Healthy Air in Charlotte's Future? Charlotte has an Ozone Problem Charlotte No. 8 on Smog List Particle Pollution EPA Is Told to Reconsider Its Standards on Pollutants Climate Change The Human Cost of Energy on the Cheap We must get on with moving...

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National Reports

 Ozone Pollution (2012) 2012 State of the Air Report, American Lung Association (2011) Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011, Environment NC (2011) Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution, Union of Concerned Scientists (2009) Long Term Ozone...

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