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Breathless – an Air Quality Expo

 

“Breathless – an Air Quality Expo” is a fun and free event where your entire family can learn about air pollution in the region, and learn how to reduce it so that we can all breathe just a bit easier.

 

Come meet all of the groups that fight to make a difference in your community every day, as well as the elected officials who can actually make a difference. There will be free food, activities, and presentations from advocacy, citizen science, and public health experts.

 

The Mon Valley has some of the worst air quality in the United States, and many of its residents are unhealthy because of it. As a community, we are going to change this! Tickets are free, so get them now!

 

Learn more and register: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2155/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99579

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2:00 – 6:00 PM

282 St. Clair Avenue, Clairton, PA  15025-1738

 

The second “Creatives for Climate Workshop” will be held on March 11th

 

Come explore climate solutions and create new ways to deal with climate change. Network and brainstorm with experts and peers alike. Get hands-on experiences exploring climate change and solutions.

 

Location: Repair the World, East Liberty, Pittsburgh, 6022 Broad St, Pgh
Date: March 11th, 2017
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Tickets: $10. Reserve your spot by registering here on EventBrite by March 6th.
Food: Lunch and snacks provided

 

Partners: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Center for the Arts, Climate and Urban Systems Partnership Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

A Webinar on the Latest Science, and its Implications for Health Professionals

 

Accreditation: Approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Thursday, December 8th, 12:15 -1:15 pm, Eastern Standard Time

 

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR AT: http://bit.ly/cancerlinkswebinar

 

While pediatric cancer is still a rare disease, the rate of new cancers has increased nearly 30% since 1975.  A growing body of research links pediatric cancers to environmental exposures in utero and in childhood.  Recent science also points to a role for early life exposures in priming the body for developing cancer in adulthood. In this webinar, presenters will review the state of the science on the contribution of environmental exposures in early life to cancer, and reflect on its implications for clinical practice and engagement of health professionals in policy change. A special focus of the webinar will be on air pollution. A description of exposures from mobile and point sources in Southwest Pennsylvania will provide a case study in the challenges and opportunities for reducing exposures as industrial economies transition.

 

Presenters:

Dr. Phil Landrigan – Dean for Global Health and Professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Dr. Landrigan is an internationally recognized pediatrician, epidemiologist, and leader in public health, children’s environmental health and preventive medicine.
Dr. Jim Fabisiak – Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health. Dr. Fabisiak is a toxicologist with expertise in the mechanisms and injury of air pollutants.
Dr. Richard Clapp – Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health/Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and former Director of the Massachusetts Cancer Registry. Dr. Clapp is an epidemiologist who specializes in environmental and occupational cancer.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Polly Hoppin – Research Professor, Department of Public Health, Program Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

Respondents:

Marsha Haley – Radiation Oncologist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Edward Ketyer – Pediatrician, Pediatric Alliance
Matt Mehalik, Ph.D. – Director, Air Quality Collaborative

 
Supporting Organizations: Air Quality Collaborative Allegheny Health Network American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Children’s Environmental Health Network Clean Air Council Group Against Smog and Pollution Homewood Children’s Village Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Silent Spring Institute Southwestern PA Environmental Health Project The Heinz Endowments Women for a Healthy Environment

 

Join Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative on November 19th at 1:30pm for a free artist talk with Andrea Polli, one of the Initiative’s contributing artists. Andrea is launching ‘Energy Flow,’ a large-scale public light artwork and wind power nano-grid on Pittsburgh’s Rachel Carson Bridge. This project, a celebration of the 2016 Light Up Night and Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary, uses WindStax turbines to provide a near real-time animated LED visualization of the bridge’s wind-power potential.

 

Nov. 19, 2016
1:30 – 2:30 pmCMOA Theater

 

More information available here.

Free, Registration recommended as seating is limited

 

 

A FREE Event Sponsored by Marcellus Outreach Butler, in cooperation with National Drive Electric Week and Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee

 

September 10, 2016
11 am – 5 pm

 

Kohl’s lower lot at Cranberry Commons (Rt. 228), Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Are you interested in competing in 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) but want to learn more before signing up by the Aug. 31 deadline? Are you signed up for the Challenge and ready to get ahead of the competition?

 

Attend this July 29th workshop to learn more and get started.

 

Workshop Details:
Friday, July 29
8:30 am – 11:30 am (Registration & Breakfast at 8:00 am)
Union Trust Building, 11th Floor Classroom
501 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
More information and event registration

 

Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh, the GWC is a yearlong, friendly competition for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and local governments to engage employees and measure improvements in the areas of energy, water, waste, transportation, and more.  Cost savings and positive recognition are just two of the benefits employers can experience through participation.

 

The July 29th workshop, “Blast off the Starting Block – GWC Workshop #1″, guides participants through the first steps of the competition, including how to set up GWC accounts, develop an individualized game plan, build baselines, and start tracking actions. At the end of this workshop, attendees will have a clear strategy for moving forward in the Green Workplace Challenge.  An individual’s employer does not need to be signed up for the competition in order for the individual to attend the workshop.

 

Commit to making the Pittsburgh region a better place to live, work, and play! Sign up for this year’s Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) and attend the kickoff celebration on June 16!  All are invited to attend the kickoff, regardless of participation.

 

A free competition, the GWC helps employers save money and gain positive recognition in the community while enabling them to measure improvements in the areas of energy, water, waste, and transportation.  This year’s competition features new action categories, a streamlined Master Playbook, Category Playbooks, and new ribbons and points for scaling up your efforts.

 

Since 2011, more than 200 employers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania saved nearly $9 million in energy and enough water to fill Heinz Field 93 feet. During the kickoff, hear from leading organizations on how they and their employees achieved success. See how they positively impacted the region, from cost savings to resource efficiencies, to an engaged workforce.

 

Thursday, June 16
8:30 am – 11:00 am (Registration & Breakfast at 8:00 am)
August Wilson Center/African American Cultural Heritage Center

 

More information and event registration

 

FracTracker Alliance invites southwest PA residents to learn more about the first ever online, searchable map of oil and gas leases in Allegheny County, PA. FracTracker is holding a public workshop at the PCA galleries on May 12th to demonstrate how to use the online lease map and search tools. Suggested donation for this workshop is $10. Please RSVP for this event at: http://goo.gl/forms/0R4kYLvIM3.

 

The workshop is part of a broader exhibition by the Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) showcasing the impacts of oil and gas extraction in Pennsylvania.

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    Come explore climate solutions and create new ways to deal with climate change. Network and brainstorm with experts and peers alike. Get hands-on experiences exploring climate change and solutions.

    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    To be held at Repair The World: Pittsburgh
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    Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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