On April 21, 2013, millions of people gathered across the globe to participate in Picnic for the Planet, the Nature Conservancy’s Earth Day event. Birmingham was included in the effort. Hundreds showed up at Railroad Park for the festivities, including GASP representatives, supporters, and founders. We set up a table, enjoyed the live music and conversed with people as guests checked out the variety of Earth Day-themed Adirondack chairs available for sale. A big thanks to the Birmingham School of Fine Arts for decorating GASP’s chair — it was stunning.
GASP is a nonprofit health advocacy organization based in Birmingham, Ala. Our mission is to reduce air pollution, to educate the public on the health risks associated with dirty air, and to encourage community leaders to serve as role models for clean air and clean energy production.