No Idling Bath group

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:15am to 12:00pm

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Join us on Clean Air Day 21st June.

Training at 10:15am; events at 11am and 2:30pm. YMCA Bath.

Are you worried about the levels of air pollution in Bath? Do you want to do something about it?  Harness your power to create a cleaner healthier place to live, work and visit. You are the key to cleaner air in Bath!

Clean Air Day on 21st June is an exciting initiative to tackle the urgent problem of air pollution, which creates an unpleasant environment and affects everyone’s health and well-being.

Research shows that switching off engines when parked significantly reduces pollution levels in the street. Transport is the largest contributor to poor air quality.  Bath Living Streets is targeting pollution hotspots through No Idling events, in two of our most congested wards - Abbey and Walcot. Idling, leaving your engine running while parked, is an unnecessary source of pollution. 

Would you like to show your support by becoming a volunteer?

You’d be part of a team working locally and part of a national event.  You’d help by speaking to drivers and explaining the damaging effects leaving their engines on when parked has on air quality and encouraging them to turn their engines off.  Many drivers simply do not realise that idling is bad for the environment and the approach of positive and constructive engagement has achieved an excellent success rate of over 80%.  The vast majority of drivers are very willing to switch off when encouraged to do so and pledge not to idle in the future.

As a volunteer you’ll receive training prior to the event on 21st June at 10:15am where we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to engage drivers and make the event a big success. Then you can either attend the 11am or 2:30pm (or both) No Idling events on 21st June each lasting an hour before returning to the YMCA for refreshments.

Top vegetarian chef, Rachel Demuth, whose cookery school is based at Terrace Walk, said: “Simply switching off car, taxi, bus and coach engines when parked, will help to improve local air quality for everyone.  I’m joining the Bath Clean Air Champions as we must all help reduce air pollution in our beautiful, heritage city. The more volunteers we get on board, the greater the momentum and success of this incredibly important campaign.”

Together we have a real chance to improve the air quality of Bath and create a more pleasant and enjoyable environment for us all. For more information visit www.idlingactionbath.org

The No Idling campaign in Bath is run by Living streets is a UK-wide organisation that wants to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation and making walking the natural choice. Find out more about them: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk

This campaign was inspired by similar campaign set up in London. Vehicle Idling Action is a London-wide behaviour change campaign which is helping to reduce localised air pollution caused by motorists who leave their engines running when parked. This campaign is supported by the mayor of London. Find out more: https://idlingaction.london

 

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Bath, YMCA BA1 5LH Bath
United Kingdom