The Trust is supporting the first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, and we’d love everyone to get involved with us.
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. Unlike other risks to our health, lots of people don’t know what causes air pollution, what effects it has on our bodies or how to reduce our exposure to it. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
Throughout the week we will be putting up displays with information about the harm air pollution can cause in some of our buildings, but also looking at the many ways the Trust is supporting its staff in reducing exposure to it.
How can you get involved?
We can all do something on National Clean Air Day. This could be walking your children to school, walking or cycling to work, or even turning your engine off whilst driving to work (when safe to do so).
We will be encouraging our staff to make pledges for simple actions that they are going to take to reduce air pollution and protect themselves from the harm, and you can make a pledge too. This could be something you continue with after National Clean Air Day but a good time to make a start. It could be walking to work once a week, changing a route you take to avoid polluted areas, or something big like investing in an electric vehicle instead of diesel or petrol.
Find about more about National Clean Air Day and make your pledge at www.cleanairday.org.uk