A growing movement, a growing outrage and real action to improve air quality - Clean Air Day 2019 the full report
On 20 June 2019, hundreds of thousands of people stood up, spoke up and got out there to do something about air pollution.
Writing in the foreword, Chris Large, of Clean Air Day coordinator Global Action Plan, expressed his gratitude, "I am so grateful that all of you out there - professionals and volunteers of all ages - treat this health crisis as an emergency. Thank you".
On 20 June 400,000 people joined one of 614 Clean Air Day events to:
- Prove that communities with cleaner air are better places to live, work and play
- Help people make practical changes that reduce air pollution now
- Convince more people to join the quest for clean air
- Push for more action from the powerful
Community groups, schools, local authorities, businesses, hospitals, universities and individuals like you have come together to fuel this movement and make Clean Air Day a springboard to even greater action.
This report tells the story of the day and seeks to inspire you to continue to come together and to push for better air quality, by changing our own behaviour, encouraging our family, friends, neighbours and workplaces to do something to reduce air pollution, and calling on businesses and decision makers to help make these changes easier.
Clean Air Day 2020 will take place on 8 October