LET’S MAKE 2020 THE CLEANEST CLEAN AIR DAY YET!
SCOTLAND’S Clean Air Day free resources have gone live – giving supporters and participants plenty of time to organise their air pollution busting activities in time for the big day on Thursday October 8th.
There are dozens of online resources from school packs to colourful posters, leaflets and how to tweet or post on social media about your Clean Air Day activity using #CleanAirDay
To download them simply key in your details on the Clean Air Day Scotland website by clicking here www.cleanairday.org.uk/scotland
Environmental Protection Scotland is coordinating the event on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) strategy, which aims to make Scotland’s air quality the best in Europe. It is the third year of our involvement in the UK’s biggest air quality campaign.
2020 has been an exceptional year, sadly for the wrong reasons due to COVID-19.
But the national lockdown brought upon us some dramatic short-term air quality improvements as the Scottish Government restrictions forced people to make changes to their daily routines leading to an upsurge in cycling and walking as part of their daily routines.
Homeworking became the ‘new norm’ – and remains so – for many workers with videoconferencing and fewer cars on the roads, especially at peak times, as they stay away from their offices.
The Clean Air Day resources also have information about the many grants available to buy an EV, charge-points and general information about their impact on the environment.
There is plenty of other information in the free resources – which take just a few seconds to download – about other air pollutants. These include those from industrial sites, agriculture, and domestic burning so people are armed with the knowledge to contribute to making Scotland’s air cleaner.
Also outlined are the very simple steps we can all take to help our family avoid poor air quality and cut down on the pollution we emit – it is good for us and good for the planet too! The fact-based resources are approved by leading health experts.
Thursday October 8th is a day of practical action and awareness-raising, so we can all breathe cleaner air.
In June 2019, 112 participating organisations from the Highlands to Ayrshire were involved in the success of Clean Air Day. This year’s delayed campaign will of course follow Scottish Government guidance on social distancing.
So download the toolkits, join in and help make this year’s event the cleanest Clean Air Day!
For inquiries or to let us know about your event email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Press and other media interested in getting a quote about Clean Air Day in Scotland should email our Policy and Communications Officer John Bynorth at email@example.com