GASP Joining Triboro Ecodistrict, New Sun Rising & Others for Clean Air Project Virtual Kickoff

Updated: Sep 14

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) will join fellow local air quality experts, activists, and elected officials in a discussion about Pittsburgh air quality.


Join us from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 30 for the virtual kickoff of the Clean Air Project, an initiative spearheaded by the Triboro Ecodistrict and New Sun Rising. 


During the online event, we will discuss where local pollution comes from, what the health implications are, and most importantly: how you can become more engaged.


But that’s not all: Participants will get the opportunity to see – for the first time – the design of new air monitoring stations being installed in Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg. Those air monitor stations will display the real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) in each of the three boroughs.


GASP Executive Director Rachel Filippini will participate in the event alongside:

  1. Matt Mehalik, executive director of the Breathe Project

  2. State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-21st Legislative District

  3. Zaheen Hussain, director of sustainability at New Sun Rising

  4. Mark Dixon, award-winning filmmaker, activist, and public speaker who is currently developing the documentary, “Inversion, The Unfinished Business of Pittsburgh’s Air.”

The event is free and open to the public. You can register to attend virtually here. 


The kickoff will be followed by three virtual events unveiling air monitoring stations in Millvale on July 22, Etna on Aug. 12, and Sharpsburg on Sept. 1.


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