Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Gasp

Clean Air. Healthy Communities.

Birmingham, AL

Mission

Our mission is to reduce air pollution through education and advocacy. We strive to educate the public on the health risks associated with poor air quality and encourage the community's leaders to serve as role models for clean air and clean energy production.

Ruling Year

2009

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Hansen

Main Address

2320 Highland Avenue South Suite 270

Birmingham, AL 35205 USA

Formerly Known As

Alabama First

Keywords

air pollution, climate change, clean energy, environmental justice

EIN

27-0354485

 Number

1672034500

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk factor for premature death and disease in the world. Birmingham, Alabama, has a history of poor air quality and many communities are still struggling to deal with the legacy of decades-worth of toxic pollution. Gasp aims to improve public health by reducing air pollution and fighting for environmental justice.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Voices for Clean Air

AirWatch

Solar Works

AirKeepers Citizen Science

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of comment letters to government agencies

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. Educate the public about the health and economic risks of dirty air.
2. Build strong, diverse coalitions committed to reducing air pollution.
3. Engage decision-makers to reduce pollution and improve air quality.
4. Collaborate with researchers to study the health effects of air pollution.
5. Act as watchdogs for clean air through independent reporting and monitoring.
6. Promote the health, economic, and environmental benefits of clean, renewable energy

1. Educate the general public about the health impacts of air pollution through campaigns.
2. Provide opportunities for citizens to become informed and active clean air advocates.
3. Share stories of people who have been impacted by air pollution.
4. Independently monitor air quality and submit this data and analysis into the public record.
5. Advocate for government transparency in setting policies that affect air quality.
6. Collaborate with researchers at local universities to study air pollution effects on health and community development.

Gasp has a team of experienced and educated board members, staff and volunteers dedicated to leveraging financial and human resources to achieve our goals.

We implement monitoring mechanisms for our programs and campaigns and routinely evaluate our success based on our strategic plan.

We have significantly improved the dialogue around the health effects of air pollution in Alabama. We have yet to achieve a significant policy change at a legislative or regulatory level that would improve air quality.

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Financials

Gasp

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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