Celebrate Clean Air Day and leave your car at home

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20th June 2018 14:28pm

Thursday 21 June marks the longest day of the year and also celebrates Clean Air Day.

There are a variety of events happening throughout the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), from school walking buses to driverless car and e-bike demonstrations.

Air pollution comes from a variety of different sources. The main pollutants that affect our health are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, hydrocarbons and lead.

It is a real problem and can cause a variety of different health issues. An estimated 40,000 deaths are caused each year by the air that we breathe. Car drivers can be exposed to twice as much air pollution as pedestrians and almost nine times more than cyclists.

Join Greenwich Get Walking on a walk through the LEN this Clean Air Day, meeting at the Cutty Sark at 9:45am for a 10am start and a walk through Greenwich Park. Greenwich Get Walking is a series of weekly walks delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) on behalf of Royal Greenwich as part of the Greenwich Get Active programme.

Turn up on the day to take part.

Click here to find out more about Clean Air Day.

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