National Clean Air Day – 8 October

Businesses, News, Uncategorized – Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Thursday 8 October is National Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, and Camden Council is reaffirming its commitment to improve air quality throughout the borough, to better protect the health of those who live, work and study in Camden.

Camden has committed to achieve the ambitious World Health Organization(WHO) air quality guidelines by 2030, and this means we must all work together to reduce air pollution.
Through the Idling Action project, which Camden co-leads with City of London, Camden are calling on businesses and drivers to take the #EnginesOff pledge to cut out avoidable air pollution from unnecessary engine idling. To access free driver education resources and pledge materials, please contact natalie.curd@camden.gov.uk or visit the website here.

Global Action Plan, the charity behind National Clean Air Day, has produced a collection of free workplace resources to enable employers and employees to raise awareness of the importance of workplace air quality for health, and to inspire action for cleaner air. For more information, and to access these resources, please click here.

You can also join #CleanAirDayLive from 10am – 5pm for a full day of online live programming acknowledging the benefits of clean air spaces, celebrating those already taking action and inspiring others to play their part in helping to clean the air we breathe. For information on live sessions and details of how to register, click here.

Earlier this year, Camden released the guide Improving Indoor Air Quality: Advice for Homes and following this, Camden’s Air Quality team have been designing air quality guidance applicable to businesses which will be released before the end of the year. Once this has been published Camden Climate Change Alliance will make this available to businesses. Contact camdencca@camden.gov.uk to be kept up-to-date