2012-01-10


Annual Meeting of Southwest PA Air Quality Partnership

To be Held Friday, January 13, at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland


Contact:Guillermo Cole, Health Department
412-578-8004 office

The Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership will hold its annual meeting on Friday, January 13, from 8:15 a.m. to noon, at the Phipps Conservatory in Oakland.

The meeting will celebrate the new Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes and offer an opportunity to learn about other exciting local developments in green transportation related to natural gas vehicles, electric vehicles and bicycle travel.  In addition, Trek of Pittsburgh will be honored for its support of past and present programs.         

The Air Quality Partnership was created to educate the public about the impact of air pollution and encourage voluntary actions to cut air pollution on “Action Days,” when pollution levels are expected to be high due to unfavorable meteorological conditions.

Since its inception in 1995, the organization has grown to include many individuals from business, industry and government who are committed to the improvement of air quality in the seven counties comprising Southwest Pennsylvania – Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland.

To learn more about the Air Quality Partnership or the upcoming event, please contact Jayme Graham of the Allegheny County Health Department at 412-578-8129.

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