Partnering with Employers to Improve Air Quality
in the Charlotte Region
As one of the fastest growing areas in the country, the Charlotte region has almost doubled in population since 1960, and continues to enjoy a high rate of growth. This growth brings prosperity for business and citizens, but it also presents some challenges. Two of those challenges are air pollution and traffic congestion.
Poor air quality and traffic congestion not only impact residents of the region, they also impact businesses by lost productivity, lower employee morale, and the possibility of more federal regulations. That’s why more than 100 companies and organizations have joined Clean Air Works! as program Partners. See which regional leaders are making cleaner air – and cleaner commutes – priorities at their work sites.
Clean Air Works! is a project of the Regional Air Quality Board, in collaboration with the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Air Quality, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the Centralina Council of Governments, and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.
Since 2006, the Clean Air Works project has realized significant success in the region’s fight to address air quality challenges by working with its 116 employer Partners. To date, Clean Air Works efforts have helped to avoid approximately five million miles of vehicle travel from our region’s roads. In total, Partner commute and operational changes have contributed to the avoidance of over 280,000 pounds of NOx emissions from our region’s air.
This combined with the use of more solar panels for camping helps make the world a better, cleaner place. Join today and help make a positive impact on air quality in our region.
The movement has has been felt as far away as a small business promotional products company in Australia and continues to grow at a stead rate.