Date: 29 Sep 2020
Category: Events

Clean Air Day is on 8th October and is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. 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.

Attend one of the webinars taking place on Clean Air Day next week:
10:00    Clean Air Day Webinar: Hounslow Chamber of Commerce     8th October

Road traffic congestion in outer London is now higher that it was last year. 

The city of London is deserted but outside the congestion zone, it is on the increase.  People are preferring to use their cars rather than public transport.  

In London cycling is up by 120%, but will this remain now that autumn is setting in. Hosted by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, please come along to our Clean Air webinar on 8th October to learn more what you and your business can do to improve the air pollution in Hounslow from encouraging employees to use active travel, using cleaner motor vehicles, improving indoor air quality as well as reducing your emissions footprint. All of which will not only benefit the local environment but also improve your businesses sustainability credentials. Register HERE  Confirmed speakers are: Hounslow Council – Cllr Katherine Dunne (Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency) TfL – Matthew Kamau – clean air targets GWR Kia – John Rayment – Electric Vehicles Parcels not Pollution – Jane Wiest

12:30   Unequal Air Panel Session and Q&A         8th October

In London, just 2% of the capital’s richest experience nitrogen dioxide levels which exceed EU limits, compared to almost half of the most deprived communities.
With COVID-19 catapulting air pollution into the political foreground, this session explores the lived experience of unequal air. We talk with community activists and academics about air pollution, structural racism, and the life-threatening realities of environmental injustice.

Q&A session with contributions from: Imperial College, Little Ninja, Guys and St Thomas’ Charity, WHO and more.  

Register here. See the full programme here.

 16:00   Clean Air Day Live: Cleaner workplaces for healthier employees  8th October

We spend 85% of our time indoors where indoor air pollution is 3.5 times worse than the air outside! What can be done by individuals and employers?

At this session hear live discussion and video from experts, campaigners and people behind some of the solutions to heathier and more productive workplaces.

Speakers from Blueair (Unilever), Zehnder Clean Air Solutions, Greener Jobs Alliance, Engie and Mitsubishi Electric. Register here.

See the full programme here.

Resources: Clean Air Day have also produced a wide variety of free and downloadable workplace resources for businesses to take advantage of such as: Clean Van commitment and no-idling leaflets Clean Air travel choices at work and working from home guidance Clean Air Day posters and social media packs