Clean Air Everywhere Week of Action

AirTeamWe are joining Friends of the Earth in calling for a national week of action for clean air from 24 June to 2 July 2017.  After weeks of delay and speculation, the government finally published its draft Air Quality Plan on 5 May.  This should have been a Plan that effectively dealt with the shocking air pollution crisis that blights the lives of so many.  This should have been a Plan for clean air that put the health of the nation first.  This should have been a Plan that helped people out of dirty diesels in to clean vehicles and cheaper, better, public transport.  Unfortunately for us all – it wasn’t. Far from it.

Why are we forced to breathe polluted air?

Vulnerable children and older people who are forced to breathe illegal levels of pollution deserve better.  We all deserve better.  So for the sake of the nation’s health, we’re going to have to fight for better – for Clean Air Everywhere.  That’s why your local Green Party are joining Friends of the Earth in calling a national week of action for clean air from 24 June to 2 July.  From Reading to Rushden, from Walsall to Wellingborough – we need as many people involved as possible.  We want to help get the nation talking about air pollution – and the government listening before they publish the final Plan on 31 July.

People like you are planning fun family-friendly actions that will add up to a big impact; and they’re coming up with amazing things like closing down streets so children can play outside – free from polluting cars zooming past them.  They’re lobbying MPs, organising creative stunts and public meetings, getting local schools on board and working with faith communities.

Get involved and secure Clean Air Everywhere

The Green Party is planning a couple of events locally and we need as many people involved as possible. If anything will improve the government’s Air Quality Plan, it’s people power.  We must secure Clean Air Everywhere for now, and future generations.  We can’t do it without you. Are you in?  Join us or set up your own event:

GET YOUR FoE CLEAN AIR EVERYWHERE WEEK OF ACTION PACK

We are planning a couple of events in Wellingborough, Rushden and Northampton; to join us:

Further updates with details of our events will appear on this blog and on the above social media outlets next week.

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