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GASP Teams Up with Lawrenceville Clean Air Now

About 50 people attended a meeting hosted by the local grassroots group Lawrenceville Clean Air Now (LCAN) on March 13 to hear an Air Quality 101 presentation by GASP Executive Director Rachel Filippini. During the presentation, Filippini discussed what contaminants pollute Lawrenceville’s air,  the possible sources of those contaminants, as well as the health impacts associated with them. For those…

GASP Board Member Honored with Carnegie Science Award

Congratulations are in order for GASP board member Harold Rickenbacker, who will be honored in May with a Carnegie Science Award. “The Carnegie Science Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the remarkably talented individuals and organizations in our region’s science community,” said Jason Brown, Henry Buhl, Jr., Interim Director of Carnegie Science Center. “These innovators have had immeasurable impact on…

GASP Seeks Local Smoke Readers; Free Training Provided

They say, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” They say, “Actions are louder than words.” What they don’t tell you is how to be the change, or what action to take, exactly. We will: If you wish air quality was better in the Pittsburgh area and you want to do something to help effect change locally, please consider signing up…

Air Quality 101: Smell Something? Say Something!

Take a deep breath. Smell something acrid or chemical? How about the odor of rotten eggs? Then report it! While the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (more commonly referred to as DEP) regulates air quality in the Keystone State, Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties do things a little differently. Instead of being regulated by DEP, air-quality issues are instead handled by…

Women’s History Month: GASP’s Feisty Founder Was a Pittsburgh Trailblazer

March is Women’s History Month and truly, we couldn’t celebrate GASP history without highlighting all the women who helped us fight the good air quality fight for the past 50 years. Today, we are putting the spotlight on our co-founder and first president, the fiery Michelle Madoff. They say that, “Well behaved women seldom make history.” The quote seems fitting…

GASP Hires Communications Manager

For Amanda Gillooly, becoming the communications manager for the Group Against Smog and Pollution felt like coming home again. In the last several years she served as a writer, public relations, and social media specialist for several law firms and non-profit organizations, but she missed the watchdog role she enjoyed as a longtime member of the media. Gillooly, of Neville…

SAVE THE DATE: “Explore The Air” with GASP & Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

What’s in the air? And why are your boogers so important? Join the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and GASP as we learn about the air we breathe and make fun crafts like wind chimes, mini greenhouses, and masks. This is a family-friendly event. Drop in, have a snack, and make a craft! Here’s what you need to know if…