Get into gear for Clean Air Day

Businesses are being urged to support national Clean Air Day on 21 June by tuning into a free webinar on how to influence senior management in addressing air quality.

The webinar will focus on practical ways to encourage business leaders to address air quality, including tips from companies such as Engie and Investec who have run successful staff engagement initiatives.

The inaugural Clean Air Day in 2017 saw thousands of people, schools, businesses, hospitals and communities make pledges to tackle vehicle pollution, which has the biggest impact on air quality.

‘Small lifestyle changes’

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, who is leading the city region’s affiliated campaign, said: “On last year’s first ever Clean Air Day we saw thousands of people pledging to make changes to help clean up our air, from car sharing to using greener transport more, or even working from home where possible.

“This year I want to see even more people take long-term action. Every single one of us needs to think about making small lifestyle changes to help clean up the air we all breathe.”

The mayor has kicked off proceedings by joining other European city leaders in signing a declaration of intent to move the city region to a zero-emission bus fleet at the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities conference this month.

How to get involved

Local Clean Air Day events taking place across Greater Manchester on 21 June will include free lung health checks and the chance to try out the latest electric cars and bikes. 

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is already working with hundreds of businesses and other organisations through its Travel Choices scheme.

Advice and tools for the workplace are also available on the national Clean Air Day website.

 

Posted under General Interest and Training Courses and Networking Events on 13 June 2018