London Sustainability Exchange
The Cleaner Air 4 Schools programme aims to educate young Londoners and their families about air pollution, nature and health, inspiring them to make positive changes.
More than 30,000 children and adults in 8 London Boroughs have already been involved through the programme.
The programme is a curriculum based, educational investigation into air quality that aims to:
Measure levels of pollution through citizen-science experiments – distribution of NO2 diffusion tubes, teaching how to measure pollutants, installation of green barriers
Increase awareness and understanding of air pollution for students, parents and staff.
Educate the entire school community about the benefits of sustainable transportation and the power of changing daily practices.
Empower the school community to adopt less polluting behaviours – such as no idling outside school dates and the greater use of public transports as well as walking and cycling – and encourage the wider community to do the same.
Find out more about the initiative and London Sustainability Exchange's work in this area.