Today, across the UK – from schools, businesses, communities and the health sector are coming together to: help improve public understanding of air pollution, building awareness of how air pollution affects our health and explaining the easy actions we can all do to prevent air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.
Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK and The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today.
Clean Air Day is led by Global Action Plan and is the largest air pollution campaign in the UK. Since the first Clean Air Day in 2017, it has engaged with thousands of people at hundreds of events and reaching millions more through the likes of media. In celebration of Clean Air Day, Greater Manchester has been hosting events, which have included pollution pods in Media City, Salford, a rainbow-bedecked play street, allowing people to test their lung capacity in Lung Domes in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens and electric vehicle and bike roadshows.
As being a member of The Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA), helping and taking care of the environment is important to us as at Alison Law. As a business, we aim to do our part to help the environment and have gone paperless within our offices.
In celebration to Clean Air Day, we will be donating £100 to The Woodland Trust, one of the UK’s biggest woodland conversation charity Their mission is to help combat climate change, to build a greener future for the UK and create havens for the wildlife as the UK’s woodlands only covers 13% of the UK. Our donation will help go towards The Woodlands Trust aim of increasing our woodland cover near to the average of the EUs of 37% and will contribute to the planting of 11 new trees.