Clean Air Day – 17 June 2021
It’s Clean Air Day this Thursday, 17 June. We’re marking our borough’s achievements to date, pledging to continue our work, and asking you to take action too.
Founded by Global Action Plan, Clean Air Day brings together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to improve public understanding of air pollution, build awareness of its effect on health, explain the actions we can all take, and help to protect the environment.
Actions we can all take:
- Make a Clean Air Day pledge for yourself, your community, business, school or healthcare setting, and share on social media, using the free resources here: https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/free-resources
- The deadline has passed to enter the Cross River Partnership photo competition (12pm 17 June), but look out for the entrants and winner on Cross River Partnership’s Twitter account.
If you’re posting or searching on social media, look out for: #CleanAirDay #CleanAirDayIslington #PeopleFriendlyStreets #SchoolStreets #SummerOfCycling #ZeroCarbon – Thank you!
Although air quality in the borough is improving there is still a lot of work to be done, and here are some of the ways the council is tackling air pollution:
- the People-friendly streets programme – low traffic neighbourhoods and School Streets
- active travel promotion like cycling, greening the council’s vehicle fleet, installing almost 300 electric vehicle charging points
- schools air quality audits and action to tackle idling hotspots
- other initiatives, including the award-winning Bunhill Heat and Power Network, Regent’s Canal eco-mooring zone and helping businesses reduce their carbon emissions
- working to improve air quality across the board, with support from residents and businesses – working towards becoming a net zero carbon borough by 2030.
We’re looking forward to hearing about your activity and pledges!