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Air Quality: Creating Healthy Spaces

Workshop

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Date

Thursday, March 30

Time

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

(4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Registration, Networking & hors d'oeuvres)

Location

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

980 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Getting There

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Parking

Parking may be available in the Smithfield & Liberty Garage or the 9th & Penn Garage. Check ParkPGH for parking garage prices and availability.

Cost

$10.00 for Green Workplace Challenge Participants

$25.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Member/GWC Non-Participant

$35.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Non-Member/GWC Non-Participant

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Overview

The Pittsburgh region has become known for its environmental transformation. However, our region still struggles with high levels of ground-level ozone pollution and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5). As reported in the 2016 Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainability Goals and Indicators Report,

“All seven Pittsburgh MSA counties were listed as being in nonattainment with National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone in 2015. Allegheny County was one of only 20 U.S. counties in nonattainment of the current PM2.5 standard.”

These pollutants not only create unhealthy conditions outdoors, but they can negatively influence productivity and quality of life indoors. Poor air quality also impacts our region’s ability to attract and retain a talented workforce.

Fortunately, there are several actions our region’s organizations can take to mitigate these impacts. Join Sustainable Pittsburgh to learn more about how air quality is impacting our region's health, and what you can do to improve air quality, productivity and quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. This workshop will also examine how you can participate in current research that will help our region improve air quality far into the future.

All are invited. Participation in the Green Workplace Challenge is not required.

Featured Presenters

Beatrice Dias, Project Director, SmellPGH, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Rachel Filippini, Executive Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)

Zaheen Hussain, Sustainability Coordinator, Millvale Community Library

Marcel Minutolo, Associate Professor of Management, Robert Morris University

Ron Sarrick, Sustainability Administrator, Township of Upper St. Clair

Jeaneen Zappa, Executive Director, Conservation Consultants, Inc.

Preliminary Agenda

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Registration, Networking and Hors D’Oeuvres

4:30 pm – 4:35 pm Welcome and Introduction

            Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

4:35 pm – 4:55 pm Air Quality in the Pittsburgh Region: Overview

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A

What’s New in Regional Air Quality Research?

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm SmellPGH: CREATELab’s App for Reporting What You Smell

            Beatrice Dias, Project Director, SmellPGHThe Robotics InstituteCarnegie Mellon University

5:15 pm – 5:20 pm: Q&A

5:20 pm – 5:35 pm Millvale Air Quality Baseline Study: Findings and Future Directions

          Zaheen Hussain, Sustainability Coordinator, Millvale Community Library 

5:35 – 5:40 pm: Q&A

Getting Involved: Participating in Research and Reducing Air Pollution

5:40 pm – 5:55 pm GASP: Get Involved in Reducing Air Pollution in the Pittsburgh Region

            Rachel Filippini, Executive Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)      

5:55 pm – 6:00 pm Q&A

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm ROCIS: What We Learned from Monitoring Air at Home and in the Office

Panel Discussion facilitated by Marcel Minutolo, Associate Professor of Management, Robert Morris University

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Green Workplace Challenge Standings: Air Quality Ribbon-Earners and Action Submissions

            Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Networking and Hors D’Oeuvres in Donor Lounge

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