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Clean Air Day 2017

It was National Clean Air Day on Thursday June 15 2017 and East Herts got involved with a campaign called #KeepItClean which ran from June 9-30, helping to raise awareness on how to reduce vehicle pollution.

 Please spare a few seconds to answer these questions about your views on this campaign:

Turn your key, Be idle free

Drivers are being urged not to leave their cars idling or "ticking over", especially near schools.

Studies show that air pollution can slow the development of children's lungs leading to lifelong consequences.

Did you know?

  • Air pollution causes the equivalent of around 40,000 premature deaths each year in the UK

  • Just 10 seconds of idling wastes more fuel than re-starting your engine

  • Two minutes of idling uses up enough fuel to drive a mile.

We all need to take action to improve air quality, reducing our exposure to pollution and helping protect our health as well as the environment.


World Environmental Health Day September 26 2017

The council is supporting this day on social media to help raise awareness of steps we can all take to help improve air quality. Find out more here:


School-children walk green to #KeepItClean

Schools throughout East Herts and the whole county took part in Clean Air Day 2017 by wearing something green to school and writing a pledge on a Clean Air Cloud, with simple steps they can take to help improve air quality e.g. "I'm going to scoot to school at least twice a week" or, "My mum will turn her engine off while waiting to collect me from school."

#KeepItClean campaign

East Herts tweeted top tips and ideas to reduce vehicle pollution in a campaign called #KeepItClean throughout June 2017. Please follow @EastHerts on twitter if you're not already.

We're also ran a campaign on Bob FM and Heart radio stations in the first two weeks of June.

Listen to our Clean Air Day radio advert.

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