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Our mission is:

To empower citizens in Rowan and Cabarrus counties to address the air quality issues we face.

Our campaign focuses on education about air pollution's impact on our health and economy and actions that reduce air pollution such as the use of alternative fuels and modes of transportation, the preservation of green space and energy conservation. Read more...

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08/19/14 by Halley Brantley

$5 Million Available to Reduce Diesel Emissions at Water Ports

EDITOR’S NOTE: This information was released by Clean Diesel News on August 7, 2014.

Coming this fall, EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality plans to announce the availability of an estimated $5 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding for projects to reduce diesel emissions at marine and inland water ports in areas of poor air quality.

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06/02/14 by Rebecca Rider

Catawba College Cafeteria Makes Move toward Sustainability

Catawba College's cafeteria is going paperless. 

In an effort to become more sustainable, Chartwells food service has announced that its service at Catawba will no longer be using paper, Styrofoam and some plastics. Director of Dining Services Jason Ritter said the move came after a survey of the student body in March. When asked about improvements Chartwells could make on Catawba's campus, 93 percent of students requested more sustainable practices, Ritter said.

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05/14/14 by Juanita Teschner

Daimler Demonstrates Commitment to Environment

The Cleveland facility of Daimler Trucks of North America has taken additional steps to advance its commitment to the environment.

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05/07/14 by Juanita Teschner

Proposals Solicited for National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

EDITOR’S NOTE: The EPA Clean Diesel News released this announcement on May 1, 2014.

The EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now soliciting proposals for the 2014 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $9 million. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted on the NCDC website and on www.grants.gov.

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05/07/14 by Juanita Teschner

Growth in Local Foods Blossoms

People involved in the promotion of local foods in Rowan and Cabarrus counties agree that interest in home-grown foods has blossomed in recent years. “In my opinion, the growth has been exponential,” says Amy Poirier, president of Bread Riot, a Salisbury organization that promotes locally produced food by educating the public and connecting local producers with consumers.

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