As people across the planet come together to raise awareness of air pollution, we’re delighted to help celebrate Clean Air Day.
This is the perfect opportunity to share ideas on how we can all help make our environment cleaner and healthier for everyone.
There are many ways we can contribute to improving the quality of the air we breathe but, as the UK’s leading land management company, today we’d first like to focus on how to help reduce air pollution outdoors.
So let’s find out how we can stop this happening and make your home, your world, your future safer and breathable . . .
Put Your Best Foot Forward
We can all be guilty sometimes of simply talking the talk when it comes to safeguarding our environment – but do we walk the walk?
According to the latest statistics, motorists can be exposed to twice as much air pollution as pedestrians and, astonishingly, nine times more than a cyclist.
So for those small trips to work or the shops, ditch the car and take a stroll or cycle instead.
Not only will you be helping to improve air quality but you’ll also benefit from exercise and a greater enjoyment of the great outdoors.
Recycle Your Compostables
Rather than burning or binning your garden waste, why not compost it and turn it into food for your vegetable patch?
Aim for a balance of 50% greens and 50% browns in your compost bin to get just the right mix.
Great for your plants and great for the air.
Plant, Plant . . . And Plant Some More
Here at Greenbelt we take great pride in the fact each year we plant around 500,000 trees and shrubs, all of which are absolutely priceless in reducing the effect of CO2 emissions.
Trees, bushes and other greenery planted and nurtured in our new housing developments can reduce levels of concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and microscopic particulate matter (PM), both of which can be harmful to human health.
The Clean Air Day campaign is not a one-day-only event. The great work we can all achieve together is a mission that has no timelines. There are toolkits and resources available here.
And stay tuned to our Green Room for updates in the weeks and months ahead.