We all have a part to play in keeping our air clean.
Together let’s make October 8 the cleanest Clean Air Day yet.
Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues.
Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. The campaign normally takes place on the third Thursday in June. However, due to COVID-19, this year Clean Air Day is taking place on 8 October 2020 and will be rolled out slightly differently. To keep you, your family, friends and colleagues safe, we’ve updated the campaign to be more virtual!
Find out more about the date change and why social distancing is no barrier to taking action on Clean Air Day here.
Led by Global Action Plan, Clean Air Day brings together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to:
- Improve public understanding of air pollution.
- Build awareness of how air pollution affects our health.
- Explain the easy actions we can all do to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.
In 2019 more than 3,700 organisations and hundreds of thousands of individuals took part in 614 events across the UK. The campaign generated more than 2000 media items, and 45,000 social media posts.
We cannot wait to celebrate Clean Air Day 2020 and hope you are too. Make sure you're ready to play your part in this year's campaign and let’s make October 8 the cleanest Clean Air Day yet!