Clean Air Day celebration event encourages small changes to make a big difference
Shoppers and commuters at Birmingham’s Grand Central have an opportunity to make a personal pledge to improve air quality at Thursday’s Clean Air Day event.
On Thursday 15 June, shoppers and commuters at Birmingham’s Grand Central have an opportunity to make a personal pledge to improve air quality at an event to mark the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution, Clean Air Day.
Birmingham residents attending the event will be able to talk to Birmingham City Council’s Brum Breathes team to find out more about the work they are doing to improve the city’s air.
Visitors to the event will be able to make pledges to use more public transport, to walk more, or to stop idling their car engines, each of which have been identified as simple steps that can make a major impact on air quality.
It follows a similar event at Bullring in April, which saw around 2,000 people pledge their support to help achieve Birmingham’s Clean Air targets.
The event follows the recent launch of the Brum Breathes Fund, which offers a total of £4million in funding to deliver projects that contribute to cleaner air in every ward of the city.
Residents can find out more about the Fund, the types of projects that can be funded, and how to apply, by speaking to us at Thursday’s event.
Councillor Liz Clements, Cabinet Member for Transport at Birmingham City Council, said: “Everybody can make positive changes when it comes to improving air quality in the city, and there’s no better time to underline this than Clean Air Day. Through events like this, we can share our message and help build understanding of how small actions can make a big difference".
“This event follows hot on the heels of the launch of the Brum Breathes Fund, which will provide for local action in all parts of the city. We look forward to meeting lots of residents at Grand Central, and empowering them with the knowledge they need to improve air quality where they live.”