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.
Intu Derby will host a community event in conjunction with Global Action Planning, and Derby City Council.
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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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!
11.00am - Derby Riverside Gardens