Apr 12: Air quality event

Building a Future Full of Hope & Promise:  Join Clean Air Council to kick off its Southwest PA Neighbors for Clean Air Initiative!

Clean Air Council is launching its Southwest Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air initiative on April 12 to raise awareness and recruit additional volunteers.  This free event will feature Lois Marie Gibbs, the primary organizer in Love Canal, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize and Heinz award in the Environment, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. 

Southwest Pennsylvania, particularly Allegheny County, continues to receive poor air quality grades.  Residents are demanding that industry and government protect their health, environment, and quality of life. 

The Southwest Pennsylvania Neighbors for Clean Air initiative will establish at least 100 groups of 10 neighbors in southwest Pennsylvania to educate 1,000 new volunteer leaders about air pollution sources and build their capacity to address air quality issues affecting their lives.
6-9 p.m. at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 419 Dithridge St. in Oakland (15213).  For more information, contact Dave Smith at 412-854-8494 or dsmith@cleanair.org. 
6:00 - 6:30: Arrival, tabling by 15+ local organizations
6:30 - 6:50: Dr. Kirk Jalbert of Fractracker speaking on the Falcon Pipeline. (Please note that Dr. Jalbert has done tremendous work in Southwest PA, and this will be one of his final appearances before moving away. You don't want to miss this.)
6:50 - 7:00: Special Musical Performance
7:00 - 8:30: Building a Future Full of Hope and Promise Program ft. local community members and Lois Gibbs

Clean Air Council is providing transportation from the following locations (specific pick-up times will be provided when they are available);  please email dsmith@cleanair.org to reserve a space.

Bus one pick-up:
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - 1522 Broadview Blvd, Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Possible pick up in Aspinwall/Fox Chapel

Bus two pick-up:
St Clare of Assisi - 460 Reed St, Clairton, PA 15025
Braddock Carnegie Library – 419 Library St, Braddock PA 15104

Bus three pick-up:
Beaver Historic Train Station – 276 East End Ave, Beaver PA 15009
Possible pick-up in Aliquippa

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