BREATHE CLEANER AIR
Air pollution is a big risk to health but there are lots of simple actions we can take to mitigate the worst effects and improve the quality of the air around us.
Our #BreatheCleanerAir campaign aims to reduce air pollution in Merton - one of London's many designated air quality action areas - through raising awareness of the effects of emissions on our health and the environment, and inspiring residents to be part of the solution by taking our Breathe Cleaner Air pledge.
Why should you pledge today?
For people and the planet.
The World Health Organisations reports that the transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate emissions.
With road transport being one of the primary sources of pollution in the borough, the pledge focuses on simple actions we can today take to reduce vehicle emissions. Not a driver? You can still make your pledge and encourage others to choose greener travel for cleaner air.
Make your pledge
Sustainable Merton is particularly concerned by the harm poor air quality is causing our children and this is why we are working with Merton’s schools to educate children, parents and teachers all about the harm pollution can cause and the best ways of avoiding the worst of it."
Tom Walsh, Community Ambassador
I was shocked to learn that dirty air can even limit the development of children’s lungs. It’s great therefore to hear that we can all play our part in improving the quality of the air we breathe in Merton.
Isabelle, Community Champion
"I’m so glad I got over this “cycling in London is crazy” myth and discovered my free travel and gym pass instead. Cycling infrastructure in London still needs a lot of work to make the city safer for cyclists and more bike friendly but there’s enough help and guidance available to give it a go."
Sandra, Merton resident
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