Poor air quality contributes to serious health problems in our city, including asthma, heart disease and lung disease. Sadly, children are particularly at risk because of their smaller lung capacity and proximity to vehicle exhausts.

When communities work together, even small changes in behaviour can make a significant difference to the levels of harmful pollution in the local environment. Our air quality programmes help people to understand air quality issues better, empowering us all to adjust our own behaviour, and to engage effectively on local planning and decisions for a cleaner, healthier London.

We encourage communities to get involved and have their say about air quality issues in their area, consultations are a great way to do this.

You can find out more about the current consultation which our communities have been responding to and have your say too!

It only takes a few minutes to fill them out:

LSx has also contributed to the National Air Quality Plan Consultation, you can see our contribution in this report.

Our current air quality projects

Our Cleaner Air 4 Schools programme is helping to educate young Londoners and their families about air pollution, nature and health, inspiring them to make positive changes. More than 30,000 children and adults in 8 London Boroughs have already been involved through the programme.

For more information download our Cleaner Air 4 Schools information sheets:

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Our Cleaner Air 4 Communities programme engages with local people through neighbourhood clubs and community groups, to understand and map air quality and to develop action plans for positive change. Just some of the groups already working with us to improve air quality locally: Battersea Society, Sustainable Merton, Transition Town Tooting, Gascoigne Place Neighbourhood Association (Tower Hamlets), Hackney Residents Association, St Mathew’s Church (Brent), Hornbeam Centre (Waltham Forest).

For more information download our Cleaner Air 4 Communities information sheet.

Get Involved

Case Studies

Cleaner Air 4 Secondary Schools

Cleaner Air 4 Primary Schools

Cleaner Air 4 Communities

Resources

  • Pollution alert Q&A
  • Citizen Science Resource
  • Action Planning Resource
  • We are so pleased that so many people are standing up against air pollution and going out to do citizen science experiments in their areas, so now we are considering how to join the dots. If you are measuring in schools we have prepared this guide for where to take measurements so it can contribute to our overall data set.
  • We’ve also prepared this quick and easy guide to actions everyone can take to contribute to reducing the challenge. See the guide here.
  • If you want to know more about Cleaner Air 4 Schools click here to see our presentation.