Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector. This year it will be taking place on Thursday 16th June 2022.
Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation and the UK government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Clean air is essential for our health, and the co-benefits of clean air measures are also good for our wellbeing as well as being good for the planet.
Clean Air Day aims to bring communities, businesses, education and the health sectors together to:
- Improve public understanding of air pollution, both indoors and outdoors.
- Build awareness of how air pollution affects our health.
- Explain some of the easy things we can all do to tackle air pollution.
- To help protect the environment and our health.
“Clean Air Day demonstrates large-scale support for clean air, giving decision-makers a mandate to implement the system changes required”
Global Action Plan
82% of people think that air pollution should be a priority for the UK, and even more now report doing at least one thing to reduce the negative impacts. By encouraging us to work together, Clean Air Day aims to reach new audiences whilst showcasing that a cleaner future is possible and desirable and helping to improve the public understanding.
For more information, you can visit the Action for Cleaner Air website where you can access a whole range of educational resources.