CLEAN Air Day has been highly commended by a panel of judges at the International Healthy Streets Awards in Glasgow. The campaign which took place on June 20th was up against the eventual winners, The Sustrans Big Pedal with School Streets, in the Best Healthy Streets Behaviour Change Initiatives category. Also nominated were Southampton Cycle … [Continue Reading]
ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Scotland has launched a comprehensive guide to best practice for housebuilders, local authority staff and communities involved in land development. The Land Contamination & Development Guide aims to ensure professionals and community leaders involved in land development follow current best practice and regulations. We hope the online document will avoid public health problems, … [Continue Reading]
THE independent review of the Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) strategy led by Professor Campbell Gemmell published its recommendations on August 29th. Commissioned in November 2018 by the Scottish Government, Professor Gemmell made 10 high-level recommendations following reports by expert working groups relating to health & environment, transport, placemaking and agriculture, industrial and domestic emissions. … [Continue Reading]
With the initial findings of the Cleaner Air For Scotland Review due to be published shortly, the Scottish Government have organised a CAFS Review Stakeholder Event on Wednesday 18th September. The event is to take place at the COSLA Centre at Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh. It aims to provide an opportunity for local authorities to provide … [Continue Reading]
We want to say a big thanks to everyone who participated in Clean Air Day. From Stornoway to Plockton and Moray to Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow to Ayrshire, the national event on Thursday, June 20th raised awareness of how we can all help improve air quality through active travel, public transport, not idling our engines and … [Continue Reading]
Thursday, June 20, 2019, marks Clean Air Day – a red letter day for air quality! That’s when people and organisations will come together across Scotland for the annual event to raise awareness of the difference we can all make to the air we breathe. Environmental Protection Scotland is once again coordinating Clean Air Day … [Continue Reading]
East Dunbartonshire Council is running a campaign to cut down engine idling and make drivers realise the cost to the environment and their pocket – with targeted spot-checks of motorists who face fines of £20. Councillor Susan Murray, vice-Convener of the Council’s Place & Neighbourhood Services Committee, who launched the two-week poster and online campaign … [Continue Reading]
People and organisations have one month to give their views on a strategy which sets out how the UK should tackle five damaging pollutants. The consultation into DEFRA’s Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) is required under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and further legislation introduced in 2018. However, the consultation ends on March 14. The … [Continue Reading]
EPS is happy to confirm a one-day conference which will look at efforts to improve the quality of the air we breathe – one of the most important issues facing the current generation of policy-makers, regulators and campaigners. More details here.
Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone has been described as a “milestone” by the Cabinet Secretary for Transport as he joined the Convenor of the City Council’s Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Committee for the scheme’s launch at the main bus hub. Representatives from three of the city’s biggest operators were present as Cabinet Secretary for Transport Michael … [Continue Reading]
Efforts to continue the successful management of noise from the roads and railways have taken a step forward with the launch of a new consultation. Transport Scotland is seeking the views of the public and organisations on its latest five yearly draft action plan, which begins in 2019 and runs until 2023. The action plan relates … [Continue Reading]
VIEWS SOUGHT ON LATEST BS4142 CHANGES PEOPLE are being invited to give their views on the amendments to the BS4142 standard for rating and assessing sound from industrial and commercial sources. The consultation has been launched by the British Standards Institution, the UK technical standards body, and runs until February 13 2019. It … [Continue Reading]
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