National clean air day supported by the Royal Bourough of Greenwich

15/06/2017 - 15/06/2017 (Greenwich)

Local authorities across the UK are supporting the first ever National Clean Air Day (NCAD) on Thursday 15th June, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of air pollution.

Organisers are offering free resources to local schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across UK cities on running events and messaging in relation to raising awareness of air pollution in the run up to the day of action.

The overarching theme for the NCAD is 'healthy air, healthy future' and 'if you act today, we will all benefit today'.

Air pollution is associated with a plethora of health hazards and increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, and diabetes and has also been linked with dementia. There is a clear need to tackle the issues posed by poor air quality and the NCAD is firmly geared towards inspiring people and providing them with the necessary tools to reduce pollution.

Air pollution has become a leading political issue in London in recent time. A series of events will take place throughout the day. 

London’s local authorities will be organising their own specific local events, including the Royal Borough of Greenwich, which is working with schools and hospitals to promote the clean air message. The Royal Borough is hosting a range of exciting events on 15 June including:

  • school walking buses
  • driverless car demonstrations
  • a site tour of the Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon District Energy Centre
  • electric bicycle (e-bike) and car demonstrations
  • free bicycle repair stations.

Jemma Hoare – Sharing Cities Community Engagement Officer will be representing Sharing Cities with a stall at the event.


Contact:

DIGITAL GREENWICH, Jemma Hoare, (jemma.hoare@royalgreenwich.gov.uk)

EUROCITIES, Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele (bernadett.degrendele@eurocities.eu)

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895

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Nathan Pierce

Programme Director

Greater London Authority
pmo@sharingcities.eu

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Bernadett K├Âteles-Degrendele

Communication & Replication

EUROCITIES
bernadett.degrendele@eurocities.eu
+32 2 552 08 60