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The Clean Air movement

Clean air is essential for our health and the health of the planet. Air pollution causes heart and lung disease and results in over 36,000 people in the UK dying each year. To clean up our air we need to make rapid changes, such as: going polluting-vehicle free by adopting active travel and avoiding non-essential deliveries, slashing industrial and business emissions, and avoiding domestic burning in our homes.

Change at this scale requires us to work as a movement. This includes changemakers across the country collaboratively modelling and exerting pressure on the UK government and major polluters. As an organisation our aim is to kick start and mobilise this movement, empowering people to act on air pollution today.

As part of our movement mobilising, we:

  • Co-ordinate the UK's largest air pollution campaign, Clean Air Day.
    Support schools and hospitals to implement clean air action plans.
    Host the London Schools Pollution Helpdesk, advising London schools on the best strategies to combat air pollution in and around their school campus.
    Offer support, resources and tools to businesses to enable them to make low pollution choices.
    In partnership with Opinium, run the UK wide Clean Air Public Insight Tracker (CAPIT), providing information on public awareness and attitudes to air quality.
    Offer public tools such as the Air Pollution Calculator which helps people track their own contribution to emissions and the Clean Air Hub which provides information and guidance on air pollution.