GASP’s Air Quality Maps

Kyle Gryta, a member of our cohort, met members of Pittsburgh’s Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) at Sustainability EXPOsed in December.  After a quick conversation at GASP’s booth, Kyle, became part of somethingmuch more when he agreed to connect a monitor to his favorite mode of transportation.

Google has invested in the research effort with cyclists like Kyle and developed an air quality map that’s similar to traffic congestion maps.  The particulate air quality monitor shows and records the air quality around the region.  Check out the current version of the air quality maps here.

“In class, we talk about the new trends in business, but if you can see the real time impact on the world, then people may change their behaviors,” Kyle says.

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