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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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05/11/13 by Juanita Teschner
EDITOR’S NOTE: The EPA Clean Diesel News announced this assistance program May 9, 2013.
EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now soliciting proposals for the 2013 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction (DERA) program. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $9 million. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted here and on www.grants.gov. The NCDC website contains information regarding clean diesel technologies, past awarded projects, and helpful tips.
04/26/13 by Juanita Teschner
Both Rowan and Mecklenburg counties received an “F” for ozone pollution from the American Lung Association (ALA) again this year, but for the second year in a row, neither county is listed in the top 25 most ozone-polluted cities in the nation. Cabarrus has no ozone monitors so it is not ranked.
04/25/13 by Juanita Teschner
Children made flower bursts while their parents learned about how to improve air quality at a “Growing Green Kids” family night on Earth Day, April 22.
03/31/13 by Halley Brantley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Francis Koster appeared in the March 24, 2013, issue of The Salisbury Post.
I bet that you do not often think about the role sewage treatment will play in the future of your family.
03/17/13 by Juanita Teschner
Area teachers and the staff of the Center for the Environment met recently to explore ways the Center and its Campaign for Clean Air can help them in the classroom, especially as they prepare lessons on air pollution and ways to lessen it.
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To provide education and outreach centered on prevalent environmental challenges and to foster community-oriented sustainable solutions that can serve as a model for programs throughout the country.