Learn about GASP's four decades of work on air quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania at this month's Green Drinks. Meet a local fresh air hero: Rachel Filippini, Executive Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP). Rachel has been with GASP since 2004 and under her leadership, the 41 year old organization has been a fierce advocate for air quality in Pittsburgh. Ms. Filippini has succeeded in spearheading Allegheny County air quality legislation, and under her leadership, GASP has developed a comprehensive diesel campaign. She serves as the chair of the Allegheny County Air Quality Program Education Subcommittee and is on the Leadership Committee of the organization, Women for a Healthy Environment.
GASP, The Group Against Smog and Pollution was founded in 1969 by a group of 43 volunteers concerned about air quality issues in southwestern Pennsylvania. Over the years, GASP has maintained a continuous program to educate the public on questions of pollution and its remediation. Through public meetings, engagement with the press, educational events, permit reviews, and other means, GASP has worked tirelessly to explain and combat our air quality problems.
5-9 p.m. at Hofbrauhaus House on the South Side from 5pm-9pm on Thursday, September 29th. Hofbrauhaus House is located at 2705 Water St., Pittsburgh, 15203. Here's a Google map.