Get involved in National Clean Air Day!
12th June 2017
Air pollution is harmful to our health and makes our city a less pleasant place to live. It’s a huge problem in Bristol, with air pollution levels in breach of EU law and above those considered safe by the World Health Organisation. But there are simple things we can all do to improve the quality of the air around us, and the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day presents the perfect opportunity to get involved.
National Clean Air Day is co-ordinated by Global Action Plan and takes place on 15th June. A wealth of resources are on offer to help you run an event, share information with friends and colleagues, and take steps to reduce the amount of pollution you create.
Bristol City Council are taking part, focusing on promoting the call to “switch off your engine when stationary”. They will be calling on all employees to switch off their engines when picking up people, making deliveries or queuing in traffic, and while waiting at pedestrian crossings and red traffic lights. Leaflets will be distributed to fleet drivers, and messages communicated to staff through leaflets and on internal platforms such as the intranet. They are also taking part in a talk with Clair City about air pollution as part of the Festival of Nature on the eve of National Clean Air Day.
There are various toolkits available to help your organisation or group to take part, including a workplace toolkit, community toolkit and social media toolkit, which contain easy actions and tools, key facts, and tips on how to spread the word.
Let us know if your organisation or group intends to take part in National Clean Air Day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can share your plans with the wider membership. And remember to highlight your activities on social media using #NationalCleanAirDay!