Environmental Protection Scotland is delighted to announce that it will be co-ordinating Clean Air Day 2018.
This year’s event takes place on Thursday June 21.
EPS will be working with the UK organisers Global Action Plan (GAP) and the Scottish Government to deliver events and activities to encourage people to consider environmentally friendly modes of transport and think about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
A number of activities are being planned, with the involvement of local authorities, the public and private sector with the aim of engaging them to help their workers, residents, patients and students understand the importance of clean air.
It aims to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event which saw the publication of media articles with a combined circulation of 1.28 million in Scotland.
Across the UK, there were 30,000 messages tweeted to a combined 118 million followers.
Clean Air Day will also contribute to the Scottish Government’s target of bringing people and organisations together to create the best possible air quality for Scotland, as laid out in the Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) strategy.
Last year’s events included schools encouraging children to walk or cycle to classes, organisations encouraging their employees not to travel to work by car – or highlighting car share schemes to cut down on emissions.
We hope to build on that important work in raising awareness of the role everyone can play to improve Scotland’s air quality.
So get involved in Clean Air Day 2018!
by John Bynorth