Group Against Smog and Pollution improves air quality to ensure human, environmental, and economic health for our region.
In the Air: Visualizing What We Breathe

Join GASP on Wednesday, December 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ current exhibit “In the Air: Visualizing What We Breathe.”
Hear from the photographers, who spent the last year traveling through Southwestern PA to meet people and visit places affected by poor air quality. You'll also hear from the curators and GASP. The event is open to the public. Registration is free for current GASP members. Non-members are encouraged to make a donation and join GASP. Suggested donation is $20. Enjoy light appetizers, drinks, and great music!
This event will show appreciation for our current members (and will hopefully generate some new ones!). Bring a friend or three and take a close look at the faces and places of this issue. Share this flyer and register here.
Envisioning a Sustainable, Collaborative, and Inclusive Economy

Join the Inspire Speakers Series and p4 Pittsburgh as they host speakers Jeremy Rifkin and Bill Generett on Thursday, December 10. From the event web site:

"Our current economic model is obsolete and inadequate at serving the needs of our communities, citizens, the environment and future generations. This model, based on availability of cheap fossil fuels, is ready to be replaced by a new and resilient model built on connectedness, collaboration, innovation and empathy. This Third Industrial Revolution will integrate the power and prevalence of the internet with twenty-first century renewable energy technologies, while ensuring inclusion, diversity and opportunity for all of our citizens.

Mr. Rifkin will present his vision and perspective on the future of the global economy, while Mr. Generett will discuss how the Pittsburgh region can bridge the gap between the soaring innovation economy and struggling communities."

Learn more and RSVP here.
Green Workplace Challenge:
1st Place!

After a year of committed, sometimes dirty, always rewarding work, GASP walked away last night with 1st Place in the Micrononprofit category of the Green Workplace Challenge!

Fifty employers from throughout southwestern Pennsylvania completed the competition, which ran from October 2014 through October 2015. Participants took a total of 1,931 “green actions,” which earned them points in the challenge. Actions ranged from switching out older light bulbs for more energy efficient ones, establishing recycling programs, encouraging carpooling, and over 200 more!

Combined, the Green Workplace Challenge competitors saved enough energy to power 1,541 average U.S. homes for a year (18,602,681 kWh of energy savings), translating to $1.5 million in cost savings. Factoring in the social cost of carbon, the savings are between $1.65-$2 million.

To see the results from all the categories and to contact someone about signing up for the next round of competition, visit the GWC homepage.


"...dust in Phoenix is far less toxic than emissions from coal-burning emissions in Pittsburgh." Aren't all particles equal? No? Uh-oh.

"...cleaner sources of generation closer to the point of consumption." Microgrids, district energy, batteries storing electricity from renewable sources--in the Pittsburgh region the future is now.
Together, we can make a difference in our region's environment. We won't trade or sell your email address with other organizations or inundate you with messages. Visit our website at or call us at (412) 924-0604 for more information or to become a member today. We can't do this without you!
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