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Wed, Jun 07


Adams Memorial Library

Clearing the Air: Air Quality Workshop for Local Governments - Westmoreland County

Free educational, resource-sharing workshop for elected officials, municipal staff, and interested community members

Clearing the Air: Air Quality Workshop for Local Governments - Westmoreland County

Time & Location

Jun 07, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St, Latrobe, PA 15650, USA

About the event

Air pollution has long been an environmental and public health concern in southwestern Pennsylvania, and a great deal of progress has been made over the last several decades. Many communities in our region are looking for proactive ways to protect their residents’ health and ability to enjoy the outdoors. At the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), we’ve been advocating for clean air since 1969.

Local elected officials and municipal staff play a crucial role in ensuring the quality of life of residents. However, it might be unclear exactly how air quality can be impacted at the local level. In this workshop, we will establish a useful knowledge base and share resources, including model ordinances, and potential funding opportunities to help municipalities implement innovative projects. 

We hope to hear from workshop participants about how air quality relates to their own strategies and goals to ensure a safe, healthy community for their residents. We’ll touch base on a wide variety of topics, such as open burning, asbestos abatement, and air quality monitoring - all of which will be covered in more detail in a written primer provided to all participants.

GIVEAWAY: We will be giving away one Purple Air monitor to one workshop participant or partner in each county. These easy-to-use monitors are simple and reliable - the data is automatically uploaded to a publicly available real-time map on their website

Are you an involved community member looking to share information with your local government? Feel free to join and take the information home with you.

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