Clean Air Day
Clean Air Day normally takes place on the third Thursday in June and is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign. It encourages everyone to take action to help reduce air pollution and usually involves hundreds of events around the country.
Air pollution dirties every organ in the body. It is the biggest environmental threat to our health, no matter who you are or where you live. Air pollution can harm every organ in your body and can shorten our lives, contribute towards chronic illness and put us more at risk from COVID-19.
What you can do
There are 2 simple steps we can all take to cut down on the air pollution we cause and use our voices to fight for a cleaner air future:
- Talk to someone about the harms of air pollution.
- Walk those short distance trips and leave the car at home, where you can.
Other things you can do are:
To improve awareness of air pollution, Pollution Patrol is a free online interactive story for primary aged children. Children can visit the town of Sooting in Pollution Patrol, to find out more about sources and impacts of air pollution and how they can reduce their emissions, in school or at home with parents.
What we're doing
Together with Medway Council, and Kent's 12 district and borough councils, we are part of the Kent and Medway Air Quality Partnership. We support the other local authorities in this partnership to meet their legal duties to monitor and take action to address areas of poor air quality.
Find out more about air quality in Kent.