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Environmental Groups Praise Chatham University and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for Reducing Diesel Emissions, Urge Other Institutions to Adopt Similar Policies

On November 14, 2014 on the campus of Chatham University, a panel of experts discussed clean construction trends, funding opportunities, and current Pittsburgh-based projects that are utilizing clean construction. Clean construction incorporates new practices, equipment standards, and job site management strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and toxic air pollutants, and to minimize site disturbances and community disruption. Participants included…

The Battle to Save the Most Is Starting Again!

The Green Workplace Challenge is back again for another year of exciting competition! If you work for a business, nonprofit, college or university, local government, or a K-12 school in southwestern Pennsylvania, sign up today to start saving money and gaining recognition for energy savings and other green initiatives. The GWC is a free competition for organizations to track and…

2014 Clean Air Dash 5K: Success!

A sincere thank you to all the wonderful people, organizations, and businesses who donated their time and resources in helping to make the 2014 Clean Air Dash a success. Special thanks to co-sponsors The Heinz Endowments’ Breathe Project and the University of Pittsburgh. To see race results visit: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-8594?lc=en Didn’t have a chance to participate in this year’s dash? You…

Join the Clean Air Dash 5k on October 5!

The 2nd annual Clean Air Dash 5k is Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the South Side’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail! Celebrate our community’s progress in cleaning up the air in our region, and learn about the ways to keep fighting! This flat 5k race course is perfect for all ages and fitness levels so bring your whole family! Adaptive athletes…

Shenango Coke Update: Consent Order and Lawsuit

On February 6, 2014 GASP gave notice of intent to sue Shenango, Inc., a coke-making facility on Neville Island, based on Shenango’s chronic violations of certain emissions standards and limitations that apply to Shenango’s operations, specifically: A standard that makes it illegal for the periods during which there are visible emissions during Shenango’s charging operations to aggregate to more than…

Look for Less Idling this School Year

GASP has worked for years to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. A recent Pittsburgh Regional Environmental Threats Analysis report on hazardous air pollutants puts diesel exhaust at the top of the concern list for cancer risk from inhaled air pollution. A similar report on particulate matter shows that vehicle miles traveled by diesel vehicles have risen since 2002 in every…