- Global Action Plan, the charity that co-ordinates Clean Air Day, announces Clean Air Day LIVE, a full day of virtual events to work as a focal point for clean air activities on 8 October.
- The virtual event is set to boost activities across the country, inspiring and celebrating action on clean air, while making Clean Air Day more COVID-secure.
- Clean Air Day LIVE will take place on 8 October from 10am and will comprise virtual sessions, videos and more. Programming will provide something for everyone from a live school assembly to a webinar on workplace air pollution to comms tips for campaigners.
22nd September 2020 – Global Action Plan (GAP), the charity behind Clean Air Day, today announces Clean Air Day LIVE, a full day of virtual events to provide a focus for clean air activities and make the campaign COVID-19 secure on 8 October 2020.
Now in its fourth year, Clean Air Day usually comprises events and gatherings around the country with last year seeing more than 600 events taking place right across the UK, attracting almost half a million people.
The charity is still encouraging hundreds of schools, businesses, local authorities, health organisations, universities, charities and community groups to play their part in cleaning up our air with the aim of making this the cleanest Clean Air Day yet. But this year is unlike any other. While some socially distanced physical events will take place around the country, much activity will need to take place virtually to keep to public safe.
Clean Air Day LIVE will be free to view on the Clean Air Day website with scheduled programming for schools, campaigners, local and national authorities, health professionals, business and the general public.
The day is run in partnership with Clean Air Day Partners and Supporters. The day will kick off with a clean air assembly for schools, followed by a focus on campaigning including success stories, imagery, ideas and assets from the GAP playbook. Post lunch a session will look at inequality of air pollution, mobility, health and workplace environments. The day will be concluded by celebrating everything achieved on the day, with some special guest speakers.
Please visit cleanairday.org.uk to find out more details and request a reminder.
Larissa Lockwood, Director of Clean Air at Global Action Plan, says: “Clean Air Day brings together communities, businesses, schools, universities and the health sector to improve understanding and awareness of air pollution and the everyday actions we can all take to tackle it. Clean Air Day LIVE will offer a focal point and that sense of togetherness. Social distancing should not be a barrier to action for clean air, so we want to offer organisations and the public more virtual options to get involved with the campaign safely.”