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Featured Resources

AirNow Widget

AirNow Widget

Adding this widget to your website provides easy access to current AQI

DEP Bureau of Air Quality

DEP Bureau of Air Quality

Learn about the BAQ, including monitoring, permits, and regional resources.

ACHD Air Quality Program

ACHD Air Quality Program

Allegheny County's AQ regulating agency also maintains a monitoring dashboard with current data.

GASP Air Permits Clearinghouse

GASP Air Permits Clearinghouse

Use the interactive map and resources to find out about permits & pollution sources.

DEP Regional Offices

DEP Regional Offices

Connect with your regional office, including local government liaisons.

Open Burning Model Ordinance

Open Burning Model Ordinance

Formalize open burning policy with the help of this model ordinance from DEP

EPA Burn Wise

EPA Burn Wise

Find practical, useful info on safe wood burning, including plans for a woodshed and EPA-certified wood burners.

PennDot Electric Vehicle Toolkit

PennDot Electric Vehicle Toolkit

Find a model ordinance, funding resources, and more.

PennDot NEVI EV Map

PennDot NEVI EV Map

On this useful map you'll find info on transportation corridors, EV charging stations, and EV registration by zip code.

DEP Funding

DEP Funding

Find DEP funding for local governments

Tree City USA

Tree City USA

Trees help clean your air! This program helps communities plant and maintain their trees.

CONNECT Climate Action Plan

CONNECT Climate Action Plan

Find resource, action items, funding, and more for Allegheny County communities.

Green Building Alliance

Green Building Alliance

Connect with GBA to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places

ROCIS

ROCIS

Learn all about indoor air quality.

DEP OEJ

DEP OEJ

This office ensures that the Pennsylvanians most at risk from pollution and other environmental impacts have a voice in the decision-making process.

Resources for SWPA Local Governments by Category

Model Ordinances

 

General Resources, Programs & Contacts

Air Quality Regulation & Permits

Open Burning

Solar Energy 

Asbestos

 

Transportation, Alternative Fuel, & Electric Vehicles

Monitoring & Real-Time Air Quality Information

Other Related Funding Opportunities or Resources

*Focused on/serving primarily Allegheny County

These resources were originally collected in Fall/Winter 2022 and will be updated as needed. Please contact us to share other resources related to air quality that would be useful to elected officials and municipal staff.

Displaying Air Quality Monitoring Data on your Website

Purple Air Map

Embedding monitor data, like this real-time map displaying Purple Air monitor data, is a great way to provide easy access to this information. Especially if you have a Purple Air monitor on municipal property, displaying the map on your website alongside some air quality information is a resource many residents will appreciate. Remember to publicize it and make sure residents are aware of this tool!

 

GASP is excited to give away a free Purple Air monitor in each SWPA county participating in workshops as part of this program - let us know if you'd like to host a workshop! In person or virtually, we can facilitate an hour-long workshop covering a wide range of topics and resources or we can briefly present at a meeting or event. We appreciate our partners' help connecting with local governments.

Air Now Widget

An Air Now widget like these ones are small and simple to embed on your website. These examples show Pittsburgh air quality. There are several design and display options.

This version of the EPA Air Now widget represents the AQI color-coded flags of their School Flag Program.

You can also embed a widget showing the readings from an individual Purple Air monitor.

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