Highlights of Hampshire Climate Action Network 6 May 2017. Next meeting 14 October 9.30-1.00 in Basingstoke.

Burning fossil fuel for transport produces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Climate change is causing increasing damage to health. Burning fossil fuel also produces air pollution that is directly harmful to health. We must design our towns and our lives so that we aren't forced to rely on polluting private cars.

WinACC ran our pollution poll at the Hat Fair on Sunday 2 July 2017 to ask people what they want done about air pollution in Winchester. 

More than half of the people voted to restrict vehicle access to the town centre to essential vehicles only (such as disability and delivery) and to create more pedestrian areas. 

WinACC response to the inadequate Government draft Air Quality Plan "Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities: A consultation".

It's the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June, to tell people about air pollution and take action to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

This June is Hampshire Clean Air Month. Events and activities are being planned across the county by local climate change campaigners under the heading Hampshire BREATHE. 

At the Hat Fair this year, WinACC will run our pollution poll to ask people what they want done about air pollution in Winchester. We ran this twice last year - see the findings.

BREATHE stands for better air, transport, health and environment.

BREATHE isn’t owned by WinACC.  (New to BREATHE? see What is BREATHE?)

We hope other groups will pick it up and run with it.

WinACC’s focus is the climate changing effect of air pollution.  Others can focus on other aspects such as ill-health.

We want to spread the idea.

Please follow these guidelines:

We launched BREATHE for better air, transport, health and environment at our meeting on 1 April 2017. We want the BREATHE name and logo to be taken up by everyone who wants better air, transport, health and environment. We hope you will run your own BREATHE actions.

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