National Clean Air Day 2017

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‌National Clean Air Day takes place on Thursday 15th June, and is a day to inspire millions of people to act on air quality.

It's a chance for everyone to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and will provide people across the UK with easy-to-remember actions that will help them reduce their exposure to air pollution, and their contribution to emissions.

You can support National Clean Air Day by pledging to do one thing to help cut your own air pollution on 15 June:

You can also organise an activity in your workplace, community or school by downloading a toolkit.

Various events will be taking place across the city, and more information will be provided very soon.

Join us at Intu Derby

Intu Derby will host a community event in conjunction with Global Action Planning, and Derby City Council.

  • Information on the effects of air pollution, and the various ways we can take action to improve air quality in our city
  • Representatives from the city’s public transport providers will be on hand to give talks and information on the public transport links in the area.
  • There will be a representative from Derby’s car club Co-Wheels, who will have an electric car on show.
  • There will be a representative available from the Council to provide information on the city’s proposed electric charge point network and grants.
  • Take part in a virtual reality experience.
  • Members of the public will be encouraged to make a pledge of how they will contribute to clean air in Derby

 

Other events include:

Healthcare Event at the Royal Derby Hospital

The Royal Derby Hospital will be hosting an event, in conjunction with GAP, for healthcare staff and members of the public.

Global Action Plan representatives will be giving out information on the effects of air pollution, and how we can all play our part to reduce air pollution. Staff and members of the public will be encouraged to make a pledge on how they will contribute to improving air quality in the city.

11 am - 2 pm

Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE

National Clean Air Day at Firs Estate Primary School

Firs Estate Primary School will host fun activities based around lifestyle and behaviours to promote awareness and knowledge of poor air quality impacts and how to contribute to clean air in a school setting and environment.

A walking school bus with Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s mascot Freddie the Falcon will also take place.

Anti-Idling Events at Derby City Schools

Neighbourhood Officers will be visiting many schools on the day and over a fortnight period, to raise awareness of how parents and children can contribute to clean air, advising of the ‘No idling approach, and how it contributes, as well as encouraging parents to leave the car at home and walk, scoot or ride with their children to school. Children will be given pedometers so they can see how many steps it takes them to walk to school, and the class who walks the most will receive tickets to watch Derbyshire County Cricket Club play in the NatWest T20 Blast fixture on Tuesday 25th June.

National Clean Air Day at Atkins Global

Atkins Global will be hosting an event alongside Global Action Plan representatives and encouraging their staff to leave their car at home. They will be giving out information on the effects of air pollution, and how we can all play our part to reduce air pollution.

Other activities include:

  • Staff will be encouraged to make a pledge of how they will contribute to clean air in Derby
  • Virtual reality activity

National Clean Air Day at Derby City Council

Global Action Plan representatives will be hosting this staff event to encourage employees to leave their car at home and use alternative transport for their journey to work. They will be giving out information on the effects of air pollution, and how we can all play our part to reduce air pollution.

Other activities include:

  • Staff will be encouraged to make a pledge of how they will contribute to clean air in Derby
  • Virtual reality activity

"Leave your car at home" Event for Derbyshire County Council staff

Promotion of the Miles Better staff travel campaign, encouraging employees to think about their journeys to and from work, and how travelling in a different way can help cash in on financial and health benefits, as well as playing a part in easing congestion and reducing the carbon footprint.

Electric Vehicle and Sustainable fuels display. BMW, Nissan, Renault and Toyota to display electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles to raise awareness of alternative fuel sources amongst employees and also amongst strategic leaders including planners and transport.

The Great Derby Get Together - Sunday 18th June

This bike ride takes place at the end of National Cycle Month and the week of National Clean Air Day and is a joint enterprise with Derby Multifaith Centre, Sustrans, Cycle Derby, Bike Back Derby and The Red Cross, and has been organised to celebrate the life of Jo Cox.

The ride will take place from the Council House to Elvaston Castle, stopping to collect people at Pride Park and Alvaston Park.

Various local MPs have already committed to take part. The cycle ride will end with a picnic at the castle, and there will also be free bike maintenance available. People are encouraged to join in and bring their picnics!

Starting point:
11.00am - Derby Riverside Gardens

Together we can improve air quality in Derby.  Join the nation and make your pledge today

 

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