Clean Air Day 2018

Chiltern and South Bucks Councils support Clean Air Day 2018

Air pollution is causing serious harm to millions of people each year, but there are simple things we can all do to improve air quality.

At Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils we are supporting National Clean Air Day 2018, to raise awareness of the issue and encourage residents and staff to take steps to reduce air pollution.

To mark Clean Air Day, council staff have made pledges to commit to doing one thing that will help reduce air pollution.

This could be anything from leaving the car at home for one day a week and cycling to work instead, or walking to the supermarket instead of getting in the car.

We're also holding a lunchtime walk, led by the Healthy Communities team, for everyone to enjoy some fresh air and learn about reducing personal exposure to air pollution as we walk.

Cllr Liz Walsh, portfolio holder for Healthy Communities at Chiltern District Council, said: "Air pollution harms the health of millions of people each year but there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people's health.  We all need to take action to improve air quality, reducing our exposure to pollution and helping protect our health as well as the environment. My pledge on Clean Air Day is to leave my car at home and walk everywhere."

Did you know?

·         Air pollution causes the equivalent of around 40,000 premature deaths each year in the UK

·         Just 10 seconds of idling wastes more fuel than re-starting your engine