Research Triangle Regional Partnership Taps Elaine Loyack to Lead Triangle Air Awareness Program

Research Triangle Region, N.C. - The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) has contracted with consultant Elaine Loyack to serve as program coordinator for the Triangle Air Awareness Program.

The program is a partnership of RTRP and the N.C. Division of Air Quality to educate the public about air quality and promote actions by residents and businesses that reduce air pollution.

Loyack will promote the Triangle Air Awareness Program's children's mascot education program in schools across the 13 counties of the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren.

The children’s education program features Clair and CAM, an interactive, educational curriculum for elementary school children.

Loyack brings extensive experience to the work of improving air quality. She served as a consultant to Environmental Defense, developing strategies to reduce diesel emissions from school buses and long-haul trucks in North Carolina. She helped the N.C. Department of Public Instruction establish emissions standards for public school buses and develop anti-idling training for school bus drivers throughout the state. She is a former business owner and teacher and holds an MBA degree in global management.

For more information on the Triangle Air Awareness Program or to get involved, visit or contact Loyack at (919) 715-7647 or