Events happening in London on and around
National Clean Air Day

How does air pollution affect our health and what can we do about it? – Clean Air Merton Public Meeting

Trinity United Reformed Church

Tuesday 13 June, 7.30 pm – 9 pm

Air pollution contributes to over 9,000 early deaths a year in London. But how bad is it in Merton and what can we do about it?

Come and join us to find out more about the issue, hear from our expert panel and make your voice heard! We will be joined by an expert panel to discuss the health effects of air pollution, what policy solutions are available and how we can all play a part in tackling the problem.

We will be gathering insights from everyone that attends the event to feed into our consultation response to the Mayor of London's air quality plan and to feedback to Merton Council.

Learn more and book your free tickets on the Eventbrite website.

National Clean Air Day presentation at London Green Drinks

The Dogstar
389 Coldharbour Lane
London SW9 8LQ

Tuesday 13 June, 6.30 pm onwards

Sonja Graham from Global Action Plan will be giving a short presentation about National Clean Air Day at this free monthly gathering of people interested in environmental issues.

Lambeth Clean Air Week, 12  16 June

Visit the Love Lambeth website for the full programme and up to date information about times and locations.

Monday June 12: Raising awareness about air pollution in schools across Lambeth

Children are very sensitive to air pollution. On behalf of Lambeth Council, Sustrans will visit twelve schools in the borough (six in the north and six in the south) to raise awareness about air pollution. Sustrans will travel by bike between the schools and present in assembly, hold a parent coffee morning, go on a clean air walk with children, and other activities.

Tuesday 13 June: The role of business in improving local air quality

Lambeth Council will be meeting with representatives from the local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to talk about the role of business in improving local air quality, and to help prepare an air quality information pack especially for businesses to help them reduce their impact and protect their staff and customers.

Wednesday 14 June: Love Lambeth feedback event

Lambeth Council will be hosting a Love Lambeth feedback event to discuss the results of the recent ‘diffusion tube’ project. There are some spaces available, but priority will be given to those who were involved with or volunteered in the project. If you’d like to attend please email: [email protected]

Thursday 15 June: Children’s Air Quality Event

Ruskin Park

12 noon – 3 pm

Dr Bike mechanics will be on hand to service bikes, and there will be anti-idling snakes and ladders game for children to play. In addition, air quality themed children’s books will be read in the story corner. If you’d like to come along please book by emailing [email protected], as spaces are limited.

Friday 16 June: Resident Engagement Event

Roots and Shoots Walnut Tree Walk
London SE11 6DN

6 pm – 8 pm

A resident engagement event to answer any questions regarding air pollution in Lambeth, and what is being done to tackle the problem.

Read about events taking place on and around National Clean Air Day in the City of London here.

Linking Indoor Air Quality and Outdoor Pollution

Lincoln House
137-143 Hammersmith Road
London W14 0QL

Thursday 15 June

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will host this event comprising of an exercise in measuring and monitoring Indoor Air Quality, while simultaneously linking readings to changes in outdoor pollution. This will help to demonstrate the need for buildings to be properly ventilated and maintained to provide 'safe havens' for occupants in the face of toxic external pollution levels.

Visit the The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) website for more information and to subscribe to attend.

National Clean Air Day Event & Panel Discussion at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3JH

Thursday 15 June, 9 am – 11 am

This event will bring together policymakers, campaigners, health experts, businesses and the general public to raise awareness of this hugely important issue, and discuss the case for how collective action could tackle air pollution over the coming months and years.

Visit the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) website to learn more.

Clean Air Day in Archway

Whittington Hospital & Archway Underground Station

Thursday 15 June, 11 am – 3 pm

There will be a stand inside the Whittington Hospital and another stand outside Archway Underground Station manned by Islington Council volunteers.

ZEN (Zero Emissions Network) pop-up in Shoreditch

Calvert Avenue Parklet
Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP

Thursday 15 June, 10 am – 3 pm

There will be free coffee, pizza, and bike checks, and information about how the Zero Emissions Network can help businesses in achieving efficiency and sustainability goals. There will also be bike marking to keep your bike safe and sound, and displays of electric bikes and electric scooters, information on car clubs and more!

Air Quality Champions at Marble Arch

Marble Arch

Thursday 15 June, morning rush hour

Air Quality Champions will be handing out National Clean Air Day pamphlets at Marble Arch Underground station.

National Clean Air Day at Greenwich

Various locations

Thursday 15 June

A focal point for community focused activity will be set up at the Greenwich centre, where Dr. Bike will provide professional mechanical services for cyclists, information on the council's newly launched Electric Vehicle club, the E-bike loan scheme, and the E-cargo logistics programme.

Activities will include:

  • Vehicle Idling Action as part of a London-wide behaviour change campaign, which aims to reduce localised air pollution caused by idling engine emissions by educating motorists about the negative impacts on air quality caused by idling.
  • An anti-idling call for champions will provide individuals with information on how they can reduce idling traffic and associated air quality issues in their local area.
  • An early evening site tour of Pinnacle Power's newly opened Energy Centre, which is providing low carbon heat to over 15 000 homes on the peninsula, will be offered for up to 15 people.
  • An evening demonstration of low carbon driverless vehicles will be trialled at Greenwich Peninsula.

National Clean Air Day across schools in Greenwich

Various locations

Thursday 15 June

At the beginning of June, 20 schools in Greenwich had their air quality measured. The results and report will be published on the 15th of June.

On the day, walking buses will provide a safe and polluting-free way for children and their parents to get to school.

In addition, an inter-school competition will monitor and reward schools who are able to encourage parents and children to leave their car at home and cycle or walk to school instead.

National Clean Air Day at Wandsworth

Various locations

Thursday 15 June

An Air Quality Assembly will be held at a local primary school, and local businesses in Putney and Tooting will be participating.

In addition, Wandsworth Council staff will be taking action, making pledges and leaving their cars at home, and these actions will be posted on social media using the hashtag #NationalCleanAirDay.

Waltham Forest Clean Air Day across schools in Waltham Forest

Various locations

Thursday 15 June

At least 5 000 children from 24 schools across Waltham Forest are expected to walk, scoot and cycle to school demanding clean air. Those taking part will wear blue wristbands funded by parents and local businesses saying “Say yeah to clean air”. They will then tell their friends and teachers about the risks of air pollution.

Learn more at the Waltham Forest Cares for Clean Air Facebook page

Waltham Forest Clean Air Day at Mission Grove School

Mission Grove School
Waltham Forest

Thursday 15 June

Children taking part will wear blue wristbands funded by parents and local businesses saying “Say yeah to clean air”. Parents and staff are encouraged not use their car or motorbike at all on the 15th.

National Clean Air Day at Cheapside

104 Cheapside
London EC2V 6DN

Thursday 15 June, 11 am – 2 pm

The Cheapside Business Alliance is organising a National Clean Air Day Event in the Cheapside area.

Street Action London

Central London

Thursday 15 June

Business Improvement District partners will do on-street actions including promoting ‘click and collect’ as an alternative to having online shopping delivered to workplaces in polluted central London.

Learn more at the Cross River Partnership website.

Guided cycle ride for Crawley Council staff

Manor Royal Business District

Thursday 15 June, 12 noon – 1 pm

On National Clean Air Day, Crawley Council are holding a guided staff cycle ride around Manor Royal Business District (a quiet, leafy route).

National Clean Air Day at Doosan Babcock Westminster office

Various locations

Thursday 15 June

The Doosan Babcock Green Power Solutions team will be involved in a variety of activities from a workshop with DEFRA on the strategy for air quality in the UK, to attending a conference on air quality policy at Westminster.

Free public talk: Toxic air pollution – What to do?

Queen Mary University
Blizard Institute
Perrin Lecture Theatre
4 Newark Street
London E1 2AT

Friday 16.6.2017, 5.30 pm – 7 pm

At this free public talk, Professor Jim Gauderman, a world leading expert on health effects of air pollution on children, will describe his findings from the California Child Health Study, one of the most influential and important research programmes on air pollution and health to date.

Professor Gauderman's work at the University of Southern California explores the adverse effects of air pollution on lung development in children, but also examines what happens when air quality improves. His work has major implications for London and the UK's air pollution strategy.

Professor Gauderman's presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

More information can be found at the Queen Mary University website.