Joylette Portlock en Health Officials: Climate Change Expected To Have Local Impact In Decades Ahead <p>Following the release of national reports on climate change, Allegheny County Health Department officials are examining how best to prepare for the changes they say are imminent over the coming decades.</p><p>“It’s going to change the air pollution levels, it’s going to change the pollen levels, it’s going to change insects, it’s going to change water quality,” said Jayme Graham, Air Quality Program manager at ACHD. “What do we need to know about that, and what do we need to start preparing for that?”</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:56:05 +0000 Deanna Garcia 29481 at Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Virtual Earth Day</strong></p><p>A virtual Earth Day party takes place this week. One of the highlights will be a new environmental music video on how consumers can save money and energy. The video even features a cameo from Mayor Peduto. We got details on the video and event from Joylette Portlock, President of Communitopia&nbsp;and creator of the <em><a href="">Don't Just Sit There, Do Something About Climate Change</a></em> web series.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:56:47 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27998 at Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh Don't Just Sit There, Do Something About Climate Change <p></p><p>Ever more people are concerned about global warming and climate change but perhaps no group more so than women, since air quality issues caused by C02 emissions can have such damaging consequences on our children (asthma), babies and unborn children (mercury poisoning). We'll talk with <strong>Joylette Portlock</strong> who has launched <a href="">,</a> a humorous and informative volley to get people to listen, and act.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8436 at