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Sustainability Pioneers: The Journey Begins

Sustainability Pioneers: The Journey Begins from Kirsi Jansa on Vimeo.


The way we use and produce energy impacts both our climate and our health – about one third to half of the air pollution in SW Pennsylvania comes from energy production. Sustainability Pioneers visits a family with breathing problems and talks with Fernando Holguin, Assistant Director of UPMC Asthma Institute, about asthma, air quality and climate change. Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, compares how different energy sources impact air quality and climate change, and Inez Azevedo, Co-director of CMU Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, talks about the economics of our energy decisions.