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Newsletter: Happy world environment day

Today is World Environment Day - this year's theme is air pollution, and we're hitting the news today with our Clean Air Day media story about indoor air pollution. Read more about this and other updates on how we're working to connect what's good for us, and good for the planet.


Clean Air Day in the news: how toxic is your home?


A young man standing in his kitchen

A new report into the state of air pollution in UK households has found that our homes are experiencing dangerous levels of indoor air pollution.


The report, from Clean Air Day partners Airtopia, analyses data from 47 homes in Birmingham, London and the Home Counties.


Formaldehyde, among other air pollutants, was identified as one of the most toxic pollutants prevalent in UK homes. A fifth of UK homes showed significant levels of formaldehyde with 13% of properties exceeding World Health Organization (WHO) guideline limits.


Read more about our indoor air pollution story



Our Climate Chaos Response Toolkit hits the internet!


A group young people striking about the climate

Passionate students are not a new thing. But the recent global walkout of over 1.4 million young people over the lack of Climate Action is unprecedented. This is new territory for schools, so we created The Climate Chaos Response toolkit.


It's a free, practical resource to provide simple tools to support school leadership teams and governors to develop or build on their school’s positive response to the climate chaos. 


The toolkit has been getting a really great response so far. Download your own copy, and let us know what you do with it.


Download our climate chaos response toolkit



Youth Social Action Day: The iWill Campaign #ThePowerofYouth


#iwill Poewr of Youth Shaking up Stereotypes. Celebrate youth social action day 5th june

All young people should be supported and empowered to be active citizens. That's why the #iwill campaign, made up of 1,000+ partner organisations, aims to make participation in social action the norm for young people aged 10 to 20. Global Action Plan is working with the iWill campaign and we have made an iWill for nature pledge for their Year of Green Action. We're also supporting Youth Social Action Day today.


Check out youth social action day


The Contamination Expo is Europe’s leading exhibition for contamination and geotechnical professionals, providing access to the cutting edge technology shaping the industry as well as unrivalled educational opportunities. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 11th and 12th September, The Contamination Expo will welcome 6,000 experts as they discover the evolving industry through 150 exhibitors and 120 seminars led by sector pioneers.

This year, visitors will be greeted with the biggest edition of The Contamination Expo since its inception, with globally recognised companies like Beuro Veritas, 3M, Carey Group, and Grundon Waste offering their novel solutions for visitors to discover. As well as this, the seminar programme made up of 120 speakers will feature incredible lectures led by the likes of Chris Large from Global Action Plan, Yvonne Waterman & Jasper Kosters as well as Beth Humphrey from the City of London Corporation. These will be unrivalled opportunities to learn directly from these professionals currently pushing the industry forward.
The Contamination Expo takes place on the 11th and 12th September at the NEC, Birmingham, and is entirely free to attend, with tickets available here. You will be able to explore the full exhibitor listing and seminar programme through the website as well!



If your business would like to collaborate with Global Action Plan on a project, work with our Youth Panel, or support one of our programmes, please contact us at [email protected]
Follow us on our social channels to see what we’re up to! 



Have a great Bank Holiday weekend, 
The Global Action Plan team

Find out more about our work:


Our Clean Air Work
Our Wellbeing & Consumerism Work
Our Youth and Schools work