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Join GASP in the Fight for Clean Air Today!

GASP works to improve air quality to ensure human, environmental, and economic health in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. The more members we have, the more influential we are when we litigate, meet with decision makers, and speak to local elected officials. Your membership can make decision-makers pay attention. From coke ovens to diesel pollution, coal-fired power plants to Marcellus Shale–your support will make a difference.

Become a Member at GASP!


Education Advocate- $20

Your donation of $20 helps GASP purchase the essentials for educational programming.


Support Dirty Gertie the Poor Polluted Birdie- $50

Your donation of $50 helps GASP’s longtime mascot Dirty Gertie the Poor Polluted Birdie – now in puppet form – fly again, funding that allows us to send educator and artist Dave English into a classroom near you to help kids understand air quality in a way that’s not scary OR boring.


Communications Collaborator- $250

Your donation of $250 supports GASP’s communications and community engagement initiatives. Think informational blogs, daily social media posts, and our weekly e-newsletter that lets you know about everything from air quality exceedances to upcoming meetings to important action alerts.


Watchdog Warrior- $500

Your donation of $500 helps support our crucial watchdog work that keeps both regulators (like the Allegheny County Health Department) AND the regulated community (legacy polluters like U.S. Steel) accountable.


Clean Air Change Maker- $1000

Your donation of $1,000 helps support our big-picture work: Tackling environmental justice issues, researching and advocating for more protective public health measures, and providing technical comments on air quality regulations and permits to proactively reduce pollution levels in our local neighborhoods.

Additional Benefits of Membership

You’ll receive GASP’s respected, informative newsletter, the Hotline. It updates you on important local matters and tells you what GASP is doing about them.

You’ll join GASP’s e-mail network. We send out action alerts that allow you to easily and quickly participate in local environmental matters.

You’ll be invited to GASP meetings and forums. We host presentations from nationally recognized leaders on environmental matters and we provide a forum for debate of critical local issues.

You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to create a cleaner, healthier environment for our region and that you’re helping everyone to breathe more easily.

If you’re already a member, you can always make an additional donation through the same methods as above.


All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Official registration and financial information of Group Against Smog and Pollution may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Membership Testimonials

"(GASP) keeps up to date with all the pollution-related events and aggregates them into a format I can understand."

"They have a very clear, nonpartisan mission that clashes with powerful interests, but speaks to the concerns of ordinary people."

"(GASP) is my voice."

"It's clear that Pittsburgh NEEDS an organization like GASP."

"In my dealings them them, GASP has always been responsive, professional, and competent."

"GASP takes names, argues with facts, and holds power brokers accountable."

"I appreciate the calls to action in GASP's regular emails. The brief text is understandable and easy to copy and paster into an email to the Health Department, legislator, etc."

"GASP's staff attorneys' work is very valuable- unique to environmental groups in the area." 

"I was particularly proud of GASP for raising the alarm and holding the county responsible for the the US Steel explosion in 2018. I was appalled  "

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