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Students, Parents, Teachers: Everyone’s Excited About the School Flag Program!

We had to share this testimonial from a teacher participating in our EPA School Flag Program at Colfax Elementary. (Click here to see their press from the launch of the program.) “I wanted to pass along 2 pictures from Education Celebration last night. It’s an event that we have here in our school district where classes or grades levels can…

Residents Speak in Favor of Strong Remedy for Polluting Coke Works

On Thursday, March 21, business owners, faith leaders, and residents crammed into the Lincoln Barber Shop in Bellevue to outline their concerns over repeated, ongoing air pollution violations from the Shenango coke works on Neville Island, and to demand that the Allegheny County Health Department take strong action to remedy the problems. Judy McAuley, co-owner of the Happy Baby Company,…

Ride Against Smog and Pollution on April 4

Air monitors on bicycles. It’s so cool that’s really all we need to say. But because that would make a very short blog post, I’ll elaborate. Our Bicycle Air Monitoring Project puts data gathered by volunteers riding all around the city on an interactive map that you can use to help plan your next cycling route. Want to participate? On…

Green Workplace Challenge #2: Air, Air Everywhere

A few months ago, I dreamed of GASP winning the Green Workplace Challenge, a “free, yearlong competition for organizations to save money and gain recognition for energy savings and other green initiatives” run by Sustainable Pittsburgh. (Read about my initial enthusiasm here.) An energy auditor poked through our office, the long ground floor we rent of an old three-story building…

GASP Issues 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Shenango Coke

To learn more about our previous work with Shenango Coke, including the text of our 60-day notice, please visit our project page here. Below is the text of our press release. For Immediate Release: February 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Contacts: Rachel Filippini, GASP, 412-924-0604, rachel@gasp-pgh.org Chelsea Perkins, Clean Air Council, 215-567-4004 ext. 103, cperkins@cleanair.org Elaine Labalme, PennFuture, 412-996-4112, labalme@pennfuture.org…

Athletes United Unveils New Bike Map Web Site

On January 16th, GASP’s Athletes United for Healthy Air campaign proudly unveiled the Bicycle Air Monitoring Project’s new web site. This project, which relies on volunteer cyclists to gather data, is a great way for people active outside to monitor air quality on their favorite routes. Here’s how the Bike Air Monitoring Project works: volunteers strap particulate monitors to their…