Chevy Helps American Lung Association Fight for Air in Pittsburgh
By: Quinn Bryner
September 20, 2011 3:25 pm ET
A beautiful morning greeted our team and Chevy’s lineup of eco-friendly vehicles at Hartwood Acres on Saturday for the American Lung Association’s Pittsburgh Fight for Air Walk. We had a blast working with event organizer Sarah Steele and volunteers, including students from heroiKs, a new University of Pittsburgh community service organization aimed at helping non-profits connect to the community.
Walk participants loved the Chevy Volt and were able to test drive the Green Car Journal’s 2011 Green Car of the Year®, along with the Cruze Eco and Tahoe Hybrid during the morning. For each test drive taken, Chevy made a donation to the American Lung Association. Attendees had tons of questions about the Volt and its technology which we were all too happy to answer.
The walk, in its 11th year, raised more than $12,000 for the American Lung Association in order to provide life-saving education, research and advocacy to prevent lung disease, promote lung health and help those who are suffering with lung disease.
Building fuel-efficient vehicles like the Volt is one way to use resources smarter and ensure our air is clean. Through the Chevy Carbon Reduction initiative, Chevy is committed to reducing our total carbon dioxide emissions by up to 8 million metric tons over the next few years. That’s the equivalent of the annual CO2 reduction from 1.2 million acres of pine forest. Now that’s fighting for air! How are you being green minded in your own life?
For more photos from the Pittsburgh Fight for Air Walk visit our Flickr stream.