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Air Quality and Exercise

Friday, June 29, 2018
Zaheen Hussain

According to AirNow.gov the Pittsburgh region’s Air Quality Index is forecast to be “Unsafe for Sensitive Groups” (Orange) this week.  That means “active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.” The following blog was written by New Sun Rising Summer Air Quality Interns, Noah Robinson and Anaïs Peterson on the impact of poor air quality on athletes! Almost everyone exercises daily. Whether it’s a relaxing walk after dinner, a run in the morning before work, exploring your community in a wheelchair, a bike ride on the weekend or even walking… Read More »

Welcome Erika, Our Summer Intern!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Sheena Carroll

Erika Hedin joined the MCL as a summer intern in mid-May. She is working on completing her Masters in Library Science at Clarion University. Erika was thrilled to start her internship with MCL as she has been a resident of Millvale since 2015 and this will wrap up the requirements for her degree! Erika previously worked as a middle school science teacher and currently works for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Hill District branch as an Assistant Children’s Librarian. She also volunteers with Girls Rock! Pittsburgh and is on their Board of Directors. Erika is originally from Athens, Ohio where she… Read More »

Sidewalks and Walkability and Bikes, Oh My!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Sheena Carroll

Millvale is honored to be one of the three Greater Pittsburgh communities chosen for Lively Pittsburgh’s Walkability Project. As an initiative of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, the project aims to help communities make streets and sidewalks safer and more accessible for all. It does this through community engagement in data collection, and through a lively, pop-up street demonstration called the Crossings. The Crossings is a lively and fun way to bring attention to the importance of safe intersections for all. The Millvale Crossings will be on Saturday, June 2nd at 3:00 PM on the intersection at Lincoln Avenue and Butler Street,… Read More »

Attention Teens: Apply for our 2018 Air Quality Fellowship!

Friday, March 16, 2018
Sheena Carroll

The Millvale Community Library and the Millvale EcoDistrict are dedicated to increasing educational opportunities on sustainability and community activism. In that vein,  we are introducing an air quality fellowship for local teens! The 2018 Teen Air Quality Fellowship application process is open to high school students (Classes of 2019 – 2022), who are interested in a summer-long fellowship on air quality. The purpose of the fellowship is to look closely at air quality issues in the Allegheny River Valley communities of Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg.  Program goals include helping students better understand negative impacts of poor air quality, introducing ways they can help… Read More »

Brrrr… What’s going on with that climate change?

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Zaheen Hussain

The cold last week was stunning, and it had some people asking a question. If the weather is so cold, how can climate change be real?  To answer that question, it’s really important to make one very important point.  Weather and Climate are two very different things. NASA says, “the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. The difference between weather and climate is that weather consists of the short-term (minutes to months) changes in the atmosphere. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind,… Read More »


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Air Quality and Exercise

Welcome Erika, Our Summer Intern!

Sidewalks and Walkability and Bikes, Oh My!

Attention Teens: Apply for our 2018 Air Quality Fellowship!

Brrrr... What's going on with that climate change?


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