Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Thursday, November 14, 2013

GASP: Group Against Smog & Pollution

http://gasp-pgh.org/projects/epa-flags/


What's the Air Quality?GASP 
 


EPA School Flag Program

Our School Flag Program takes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) air quality flag program into schools in the region. Students check the air quality forecast each morning and raise a flag with a color that corresponds to the forecasted level of air pollution for that day. Students, teachers, and the community can tell at a glance how dirty the air is, and can take action to protect themselves. Take a look at our School Flag Program Map, showing which locations have adopted the program.

Learn more from media reports:

“New flag program to alert community of air quality conditions,” WTAE, May 24, 2013.
“GASP Launches EPA’s School Flag Program,” Breathe Project Blog, May 24, 2013.
Karrie Kressler, our SCA Green Cities Fellow, runs the program, and you can get her behind-the-scenes story from the SCA’s “Follow Me!” blog.

Want the program in your school? We’re serving counties throughout Southwestern PA. Email schoolflag@gasp-pgh.org .