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.

Based on a number of events that we have held with communities over the past year, we have written a response to the Ultra Low Emission Zone. You can find our response below.

Additional ways to get involved:

Write to/ Email your MP about Planning and Pollution

Take part in other Air Quality Campaigns!!

Our Contributions:

How can the planning regime help? (Blog)

Our contribution to the National Air Quality Plan Consultation

Find out what is going on in London

Mayor of London Strategies

Transport Strategy
Environment Strategy

The Ultra Low Emission Zone

Official ULEZ Page

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

Clean Air for Communities UK aims to empower groups to take action against pollution and define what a Clean Air Zone will look like in their city. Five cities (Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby, and Southampton) are set to establish Clean Air Zones by 2020 – we want to make sure that the voices of people living in the most polluted neighbourhoods are heard in the process.

Everyone can get involved and come up with local solutions to the complex issue of pollution. LSx will provide training for citizen science pollution monitoring – to measure the main pollutants Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10) – and a toolkit tailored to each city with information and resources on air pollution, local campaigns, and relevant policies.

Cleaner Air 4 England

Get Involved

Case Studies

Cleaner Air 4 Secondary Schools

Cleaner Air 4 Primary Schools

Cleaner Air 4 Communities