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Celebrate the first youth designed exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The Opening Celebration will showcase an art installation crafted by cohorts of high school learners from seven area schools. The students spent several months exploring the 1940s Smoke Control Campaign, current air quality concerns, and social change strategies. The installation will feature archival sources remixed by the students to make a statement about change and the future of Pittsburgh.

 

May 22, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Senator John Heinz History Center

 

Admission is FREE, but you need to register.

Estimates and 25-year trends of the global burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2015

 

A new report by the Global Burden of Disease team estimates that outdoor fine particulates (PM2.5) was the fifth leading cause of death globally in 2015 – that’s an estimated 4.2 million deaths! In the United States, PM pollution was the sixth leading cause of death, resulting in approximately 88,000 deaths in 2015. Particulate exposure also negatively impacts a large number of chronic health conditions. The good news is that this burden of disease could be lowered for entire populations through policy action at the national and subnational levels, and would lead to increased life expectancy in a short timeframe. Policy action would really impact the health of Pittsburgh’s citizens because we have one of the highest average PM concentrations in the nation.

 

Explore the full report here with full text, tables and figures, references and supplementary materials.

 

Download the PDF here.

In a recent blog post on the national Foundation Center’s GrantCraft website, Heinz Endowments Environment & Health Program Director Philip Johnson describes how the foundation has responded to Pittsburgh’s environmental challenges by supporting the development of low-cost technologies that residents, educators, advocacy groups and policymakers can use to learn about surrounding conditions. Having environment data that is relevant, engaging and available to all helps Pittsburgh in becoming a more equitable, just and sustainable city.

 

 

Making the Connection Series: Physical Activity, Air Pollution and Asthma in the Urban Environment.

 

Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir will discuss her research and afterwards there will be a panel of health and community experts to respond to her presentation. Networking and refreshments will be from 5pm – 6pm in the Hutchinson and Hayashi Auditorium.

 

Registration is $5 per person. Please sign up online before attending.

 

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
May 3, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm

 

The People’s Climate March Pittsburgh will take place in tandem with the march on Washington D.C. from 10 a.m. to noon. Join fellow Pittsburghers in marching for our air, water and land along with clean energy jobs and climate justice.

 

April 29, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

 

More information.

 

Learn about the Green Building Association’s progress in Downtown and Oakland toward achieving emission reduction goals.

 

April 25, 2017
4-7:00 pm
Heinz History Center

 

Registration required.

 

Join Clean Air Council and others for a strategy and goal-setting workshop to identify shared goals in protecting families and children against the risks of industrial pollution.

 

April 25, 2017
6:30 pm
City of Clairton Municipal Buildin
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Learn more about renewable energy, energy efficiency and other aspects of the sustainable economy and help other communities plan sustainable development.

 

April 21, 2017
9:00 – 4:00
Rustic Lodge
Indiana, PA

 

More information.

 

Inspire Series presents Dr. John Francis, Planetwalker, an environmental justice and civic conversation

 

April 20, 2017
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at Hill House Association.

 

More Information.

“Living Downwind: Personal Stories of Those Harmed by Air Pollution from Neville Island,” Anchor& Anvil

 

Join members of ACCAN and community leaders and hear the stories behind the recently released book. More information

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Anchor and Anvil Coffee Bar
722 Church Ave.
Ben Avon, PA 15202

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