Clean Air Day on 8 October is a chance to wise up about air pollution, share information with your friends and colleagues, and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
During the COVID-19 lockdown we experienced cleaner air and saw massive shifts in low pollution behaviours. Let’s keep up the momentum and keep our air clean. We can create a new normal with clean air by continuing to make these positive changes and keep healthy.
To help you get started on your clean air journey, or take your pollution-busting actions to the next level, Merton resident and Young Community Champion Rashmin has written a fantastic blog highlighting the impact you can have on the environment, and your health, by making your pledge to #BreatheCleanerAir.
1. Build active travel into your day by walking, cycling or scooting to work or school rather than driving wherever possible
Help to preserve the earth and keep it healthy for future generations by walking, cycling or scooting to your place of work.
Would like your children to live in a world blanketed by greenhouse gasses? Active travel not only reduces your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions but improves your health.