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Clean Air Day: 16th June 2022

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today.

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Why Does Clean Air Day Matter?

  • Focuses attention on air pollution. By all acting together on the same day, Clean Air Day cuts through to new audiences.
  • Helps to improve public understanding and increase levels of air pollution busting behaviours. Most people (90%) now report doing at least one thing to help reduce outdoor air pollution.
  • Showcases that a cleaner air future is both possible and desirable. As well as more EV charging points and e-bikes on the roads, we are also seeing other innovative new ways of doing things, such as the NHS riverboat delivery service.
  • Demonstrates large-scale support for clean air, giving decision-makers a mandate to implement the system changes required. 82% of people think that air pollution should be a priority for the UK an increase of 11% over the last three years.

Get Involved!

This #CleanAirDay there are simple steps we can all take to cut down on the #airpollution we cause and use our voices to fight for a cleaner air future.

  • Talk to someone about the harms of air pollution.
  • Walk those short distance trips and leave the car at home, where you can.
  • Ask local and national decision makers for what would make it easier for you to walk more and have clean air in your community.

Take steps to improve your health this #CleanAirDay. Specifically, Global Action Plan is encouraging people to:  

  • Talk to someone about the harms of air pollution.  
  • Walk those short distance trips and leave the car at home, where you can.  
  • Ask local and national decision makers for a change in your local community that would make it easier for you to walk more, leave the car at home and breathe clean air.    

In line with these asks, new resources include a walking for clean air toolkit comprised of a Clean Air Day walking playlist, tips and additional resources to help you get walking and new social media graphics. 

Take steps to improve your health and the planet, today!

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