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Clean Air Day 2019

Published on 20 June 2019

Clean Air Day 2019

To coincide with Clean Air Day (Thursday 20 June), Carlisle City Council is reminding residents that they are committed to making the city a healthier place to live.

The City Council adopted Cumbria’s Public Health Strategy earlier this year and is actively working to improve the health of residents across the district. 

Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing, said:

“Health is everyone’s business. To make change we require a partnership approach to tackle complex and challenging issues. Carlisle continues to be committed to making the district a healthier place to play, live, grow, learn and work. We have adopted Cumbria’s Public Health Strategy and continue to tackle barriers to health at the broadest sense. Our support of Clean Air Day shows our commitment to tackling climate change and making our district a better place to live.”

The council is encouraging Carlisle primary schools to support this year’s Clean Air Day by taking part in a Clean Air Superhero competition.

Clean Air Day will see schools, hospitals, workplaces and communities across the UK run events to inspire people to take simple steps to protect their health, and their family’s health, from air pollution.

Carlisle City Council is supporting the campaigning event by encouraging local communities to make pledges and by running an artwork competition for local primary schools - challenging them to design their very own Clean Air Superhero. Schools can download key resources for KS1 and KS2 to promote class room activities and even organise their own Clean Air Day event by visiting www.cleanairday.org.uk    

Schools taking part can send their entries to Carlisle City Council’s Environmental Health team for entry into a competition. Artwork should be clearly marked with the child’s name, age, and school. Unfortunately the council won’t be able to return individual artwork.

The competition has been split into larger and smaller school entry. Smaller schools are classed as less than 150 FT pupils. Schools can also get their pledge packs by emailing [email protected]

Competition entries should be submitted by Friday 5 July 2019.

Local businesses have kindly offered their support by providing prizes for the competition. These include, two bikes for the two winning entries donated by REBIKE, Denton Holme, Carlisle. Runners up prizes include Cycle Helmets have also been donated by Halfords Carlisle. The City Council is also working in partnership with Better Leisure (GLL) to provide the winning schools with a cycle track experience and Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire have also donated a family explorer ticket.

Air pollution affects us all from our first breathe to our last and harms the health of millions. There are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.

Clean Air Day is the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign. It’s a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information and make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Clean Air Day is coordinated by environmental change charity Global Action Plan and supported by over 200 health institutions, Councils, Universities, the Royal College of Physicians, the British Lung Foundations and various NHS Trusts.

Clean Air Day gives every school, hospital, workplace and community free access to cutting edge advice on avoiding and tackling local air pollution, through www.cleanairday.org.uk

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