Today, Clean Air Day sees schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK take action to inspire people to make simple steps to protect themselves and others from air pollution.
Epping Forest District Council is supporting Clean Air Day by encouraging local schools, students and parents to consider the quality of air in their local environment.
Clean Air Day activities
This year’s activities have been stumped by Covid-19 so instead local schools have been contacted by our Environmental Health team with information leaflets to hand out to parents about how to reduce air pollution. A word search for children around air pollution has also been included to encourage them to think about the situation.
Environmental Portfolio Holder, Cllr Nigel Avey said:
In the past we would have gone out to local primary schools to hand out these leaflets and stickers and talk to parents about the effects of parking with their engines running in the vicinity of the school, but of course this year we can’t do that.
8 October is a day of practical action and awareness-raising, so we can all breathe cleaner air.
Crisis can be solvable with your help
Air pollution affects our health from our first breath to our last, as the damage to our health can start when we’re a baby and carry on through into old age.
The good news is that the air pollution crisis is solvable and there are simple steps we can all take to help our family avoid toxic air and cut down on the pollution we emit – it’s good for us and good for the planet too.
Information on how to get involved in Clean Air Day is available from the Clean Air Day website
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