Get involved in Clean Air Day
Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Wandsworth will be taking part in Clean Air Day on June 16 and is organising events to help local residents and businesses find out how they can help clean up the air.
Download a Walking for Clean Air toolkit, access a personal air pollution calculator or download other free resources for residents, schools and community groups here.
The Big Fuel Up is a free event for businesses and organisations to find out about using cargo bikes. There will be a chance to talk to other cargo bike users, like Humble Grape and the Wandsworth Parks Police, meet cargo bike suppliers and chat to other businesses over breakfast. Find out more.
On the day itself go along to Clapham Junction to meet the council’s clean air team, find out about how you could help improve air quality in your area, plus get your bike marked and find out about electric vehicle charging. You can also get a lift on a cargo bike 'taxi'. Go along between 10am and 4pm to the junction of Aliwal Road and St John’s Road (next to Pret).
“Our children should have the opportunity to live and go to school in Wandsworth without having to breathe in polluted air. Cleaning up the borough’s pollution hotspots is an absolutely priority for us, and we will be taking measures including improving facilities for cycling and expanding the school streets scheme,” said the council’s environment spokesman Cllr Judi Gasser.
“We’ll be working closely with residents and local communities to bring about positive change and will be encouraging everyone to look at what they can do to help clean up the air. We’re encouraging residents and businesses to take part in Clean Air Day and come along to one of our events. Together we can make a difference.”