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 Network and Enjoy Waltham Forest at the awards ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers on October 9th.
Coordinated by EPS on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) strategy and working closely with the UK organisers, Global Action Plan (GAP), Clean Air Day was in its third year.
Clean Air Day won support from 112 participating organisations in Scotland and saw major free public events in Glasgow’s George Square, Aberdeen’s St Nicholas Square and other Low Emission Zone cities and aimed to encourage people to leave their vehicles at home, to commit to active travel or public transport and to consider the purchase of an electric vehicle to improve air quality and public health.
It had the backing of the cabinet secretaries for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, and Transport, Michael Matheson, local elected members and many council staff, schools, cycling and walking charities. NHS boards, private sector organisations and community also groups participated.
We are delighted to have been nominated and congratulate Sustrans on winning the award.