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 encouraging communities to engage effectively with local planning and decision making, for a cleaner, healthier London.

Have Your Say

One of the easiest ways to make your voice heard and engage in local decision making is to use the tools already available. Consultations are a great way to make your voice heard and can be completed by both communities and individuals.

Click here to discover what is going on in London and how you can contribute to the discussion.

 

Additional ways to get involved:

Write to/ Email your MP about Planning and Pollution

Take part in other Air Quality Campaigns!!

Recent consultations our communities have actively engaged with:

Draft London Environment Strategy (See their blog)

Draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy 2017

Our Contributions:

Our response to the Draft London Transport Strategy

How can the planning regime help? (Blog)

Our contribution to the National Air Quality Plan Consultation

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