- The UK’s first-ever National Clean Air Day took place on 15th June.
- Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. Unlike a lot of other risks to health, a lot of people don’t know what causes air pollution, what effect it has on our bodies or how to reduce exposure to it. There are lots of simple things we can do to help improve air quality in the places we live.
- Promote active travel into everyday life such as walking, cycling, or combine with public transport instead of travelling by car.
- Nearly 75% of our journeys are under 5 miles.
- There is one car for every two people in the UK accounting for 13% of the UK’s CO2 emissions.
- Everyone can be affected by air pollution but it has the most impact on young children, the elderly, and people with existing lung or heart conditions.
If you work on the Science Park, why not take the CSP’s 3-day summer commuter challenge which is still running until the end of September and make a small difference to the air quality in your area?