Our Friends

GASP does not necessarily endorse the sites below, but offers them as sources for further information.

See also Elected Official Contact Information.

Nonprofits & Other Organizations

  • American Lung Association – The ALA provides in-depth information about indoor and outdoor air pollutants and their sources, strategies for protecting yourself from exposure to unhealthy air, and recommendations for ways your family can make a difference in pollution prevention.
  • Bike Pittsburgh – Bike Pittsburgh’s mission is to establish Pittsburgh as a city that is increasingly safe, accessible, and friendly to bicycle transportation.
  • Center for Healthy Environments and Communities – CHEC exists to help individuals and communities identify the most important environmental problems facing them, empowering and energizing them with tools to prioritize and develop their own action plans towards more sustainable solutions to a healthy environment.
  • Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) – PennFuture works to create a just future where nature, communities, and the economy thrive.  PennFuture uses advocacy, education, legal work, and media savvy to transform public opinion, public policy, and the marketplace.
  • Clean Air Council – Headquartered in Philadelphia, the member-supported CAC is dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air.  The Council works through public education, community advocacy, and government oversight to ensure enforcement of environmental laws.
  • Clean Air Task Force – CATF is dedicated to reducing atmospheric pollution through research, advocacy, and private sector collaboration.
  • Clean Water Action – CWA works to empower people to take action to protect America’s waters, build healthy communities, and make democracy work for all of us.
  • CommuteInfo – The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s CommuteInfo program is designed to increase the number of commuters living, working, or attending school in our region who choose ridesharing at least twice a week.  CommuteInfo provides information for both commuters and employers.
  • Friends of the Riverfront – FOTR strives to increase awareness and engagement with the Pittsburgh region’s rivers and riverfronts through activities, stewardship, and expansion of water and land trails.
  • League of Conservation Voters – LCV works to turn environmental values into national priorities.  LCV advocates for sound environmental policies and works to elect candidates that will implement those policies.
  • League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh – The LWVGP is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
  • Marcellus Protest – Marcellus Protest is an alliance of western PA groups and individuals building a broad movement to stop the destruction of our environment and communities caused by Marcellus Shale gas drilling, and to support other directly-affected communities.
  • Mountain Watershed Association – MWA is concerned with the conservation, restoration, and protection of the Indian Creek Watershed in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. MWA remediates abandoned mine discharges, develops community awareness, and promotes cooperative community efforts.
  • PennEnvironment – PennEnvironment takes independent research and tough-minded advocacy to protect Pennsylvania’s air, water, and open space.
  • Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities – PRCC’s mission is to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by promoting alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction technologies, and more.
  • Pittsburgh United – Pittsburgh United strives to advance social and economic justice in the Pittsburgh region, and to ensure that working families and low- and moderate-income communities share in the prosperity generated by economic growth and development.
  • Riverlife Pittsburgh – Riverlife is a public-private partnership aiming to reclaim, restore, and promote Pittsburgh’s riverfronts as the environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic hubs for the people of this region and our visitors.
  • Sierra Club, Allegheny Group – The southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club, working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.
  • Sustainable Pittsburgh – Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality, bringing sustainable solutions to communities and businesses.
  • Three Rivers WATERKEEPER – Three Rivers WATERKEEPER serves as a voice for the waterways throughout southwestern PA and works to provide a cleaner, healthier environment in and around our rivers.
  • Venture Outdoors – VO makes it easy for people to get outside.  By encouraging participation in outdoor activities, VO fosters a greater appreciation for the environment, inspires an active lifestyle, and creates a shared sense of community.
  • Wetzel County Action Group – GASP is representing WCAG in a petition to WV DEP to reject two compressor engines in Wetzel County, West Virginia.  WCAG supports economic development for Wetzel County and WV, while working to ensure that economic development does not negatively impact the safety, economic interests, and quality of life of the citizens of Wetzel County.
  • Women for a Healthy Environment – WHE educates and empowers women to be ambassadors about environmental risks so that they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families, and advocate for change for a better tomorrow for all.

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