17th June 2021 is Clean Air Day. This year the focus in on protecting children’s health. Children exposed to high levels of air pollution can suffer life-long health problems including low birth weights, poor lung development and reduced IQ.
To mark Clean Air Day CYC has issued new anti-idling banners carrying a children’s health message to primary schools across the city. Further anti-idling awareness will also be taking place at the paediatrics department at York Hospital (undertaken by hospital sustainability staff), Vanguard shopping centre, Yearsley swimming pool and the railway station. Walk to School activities will also be taking place across the city.
If you take your child to school or other locations by car please remember to always switch off your engine when waiting.