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Oct 28: Play-In & Press Conference for Pollution Protection
Join area health and environmental advocates, along with kids and families, for a gathering at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown on Wednesday, October 28, for a “play-in” (9 am) and press event (10:30 am). We’re drawing attention to the health impact air pollution has on our families while the biggest names in the coke, steel and coal industries are in town for a world summit – Met Coke 2015. Now’s our chance to tell the leaders of Pittsburgh’s biggest polluters that many of the coke facilities in our communities are in regular violation of the very guidelines meant to keep all of us safe.
Parents are invited to bring their kids to the Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown, Marquee Room A, to participate in a variety of fun activities. At 10:30, a press event will feature parents, health experts and environmental advocates, including:
Dr. Albert Presto, research professor, CMU Patrice Tomcik, Moms Clean Air Force Rachel Filippini, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) Leah Andrascik, Allegheny County Clean Air Now Dr. Marsha Haley, radiation oncologist, UPMC Adam Garber, PennEnvironment
Who: Parents, Children, Partners, Health Officials
What: A fun, family focused Play-In for Pollution Protection followed by a press conference featuring local educators, health professionals, and elected officials to demonstrate support for America’s Clean Power Plan and the need for strong protections from toxic air pollution.
When: Wednesday, October 28 9:00 am – 10:30 am Play-In for Pollution Protection 10:30 am – Press Conference with health professionals, parents and partners
Where: Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown, Marquee Room A 945 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222