Updated: Sep 13
Dear Fellow Breathers,
Congratulations are in order: It’s Dec. 26 and the roller-coaster ride that was 2020 is nearing an end. We survived <cue applause>!
With just a few days left in what was a challenging 12 months, GASP is shifting its focus from the year that was to the year that will be.
While 2020 is a year that a lot of folks will try to forget, we’re hopeful that 2021 will be one to remember. In fact, we’re resolved to make it so.
It might be a bit early, but we’re locking in our New Year’s Resolutions now – and we want you to know exactly what GASP will be striving for over the next year. Because not to sound like a Bryan Adams song from the 1990s or anything, but everything we do…we do in fact do it for you. Well, you and clean air.
So here goes:
In 2021, your friends at GASP resolve to…
Keep a watchful eye on air quality data, as well as industrial air polluters and the officials in charge of regulating them to bring you not only watchdog reports – but real change in policy, enforcement, and ultimately, air quality as a whole.
Fight for episodic weather regulations that are as protective of public health as possible. You can count on us to work with the Allegheny County Health Department to ensure that industrial polluters are forced to dial down operations that could negatively impact air quality during inversions and other weather events.
Continue to serve as a resource for not only our members, but the public at large, residents of frontline communities bearing the brunt of Pittsburgh’s poor air quality, educators, and others committed to improving the air we all breathe.
Work to diversify our board, our staff, and to ensure that our educational offerings, events, content, and initiatives are as inclusive as possible – we will continue to be a voice for frontline community members as well as a listening ear, a collaborator, and ally.
We know we’ve said it many times before, but it’s true: We wouldn’t be able to do any of the above without support from members like you. As the battle for clean air continues, please know how much we appreciate having you fighting alongside us.
As the year winds down, it’s not too late to become a member, renew your membership, or make a tax-deductible year-end donation. As a small token of our appreciation, we’d like to offer those making donations of $60 or more a special gift. Memberships can be purchased and donations can be made via check or online.
For those who would prefer to make a credit card payment over the phone, our office manager Kathy would be happy to help you do that – please feel free to email her at email@example.com with your phone number and the best time for her to call.
Yours for Clean Air,
The GASP Team