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14 June 2019

Cumbria County Council supporting Clean Air Day 2019

On Thursday 20 June, Clean Air Day 2019 will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK run events and campaigns to inspire people to take simple steps to protect their health and their families’ health from air pollution.

As an organisation, Cumbria County Council is committed to reducing our carbon foot print. That’s why we’re supporting Clean Air Day on Thursday 20 June. 

Air pollution affects you from your first breath to your last, as the damage to our health can start when we’re a baby and carry through into old age. But if we work together we can have cleaner air!

The good news is that our air pollution crisis is solvable and there are simple steps we can all take to help our family avoid toxic air and cut down on the pollution we emit.

The council is issuing a variety of messages throughout next week to all 6,500 members of staff with lots of tips and guidance for how we can all reduce our carbon footprint and improve air quality. The council has a number of initiatives designed to help reduce our carbon footprint as an organisation - these include a fleet of electric vehicles for staff to use to travel between sites and promoting a flexible working environment where people are encouraged to use Skype for meetings or to work from home instead of travelling.

We’ll also be sharing top tips and advice via our social media channels so everyone can find out more about Clean Air Day and how we can all play a small role in reducing pollution and improving the quality of the air we breathe.

Cllr Celia Tibble, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:

“I am delighted that the council is supporting Clean Air Day - it’s a national day of action to raise awareness about the dangers of toxic air and how we can all contribute to reducing pollution. I think it’s so important to know about the damage that pollution causes, so I’d urge everyone to think about what they can do to help improve air quality and reduce the harm from pollution. We’re lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country - let’s keep it that way by working together to care for our environment.”

Thursday 20 June is a day of practical action and awareness raising, so we can all breathe cleaner air. The Clean Air Day website - www.cleanairday.org.uk gives free access to a range of advice to avoid and tackle urban air pollution, and a variety of resources and guidance to help you run your own events or activities.


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On Thursday 20 June, Clean Air Day 2019 will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK run events and campaigns to inspire people to take simple steps to protect their health and their families’ health from air pollution.