As regular Hotline readers may recall, in 2008, board member Ed Gerjuoy’s loving wife of 68 years, Jacqueline, passed away. She was an avid gardener who loved nature and our city’s parks. Along with the installation of a memorial bench and plaques in honor of her memory in Oakland’s renovated Schenley Plaza, Ed also made a gift to the Carnegie Library, to be used in purchasing books for a collection in his wife’s memory. The Jacqueline Reid Gerjuoy Nature and Environment Resources collection, which is housed in the main branch in Oakland, may be of interest to GASPers and others who take an interest in nature. As of late 2011, the collection comprised over 500 titles, with more on the way in 2012. Click here for the list of titles.
GASP is Group Against Smog and Pollution
Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) is a non-profit citizens' group in Southwestern Pennsylvania working for a healthy, sustainable environment. Founded in 1969, GASP has been a diligent watchdog, educator, litigator, and policy-maker on many environmental issues, with a focus on air quality in the Pittsburgh region. Learn more about GASP.
Great leadership from Braddock. Responding to Alcosan’s need for municipalities to agree to green infrastructure.
Listening to a man who designed a park in STL that won “Best Public Space in America.” Bam! http://t.co/yHzK2NaBn4
Ready to hear from Braddock Redux about a big green infrastructure plan for town. http://t.co/gyGk4X1rUn
OMB estimates 1/2 trillion $ in benefits over last 10 yrs from EPA regs; vast majority of $ from clean air rules j.mp/10SuErS
Another study links air pollution to diabetes via insulin resistance. Not cool. j.mp/11YehMG
Hearing from Dr. Presto how variable pollution levels can be–time, season, proximity to traffic & more affect them. No 1 answer. #airPGH
Dr. Talbot: air pollution causes higher # of babies born w/ low birth weight, a leading cause of death of infant w/i 1st 28 days. #airPGH
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