Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide. Air pollution is a leading cause of many common killers. It accounts for about one-third of deaths from stroke, chronic respiratory disease, and lung cancer as well as one quarter of deaths from heart attack. (Source : UNEP)
Trees play a vital role in absorbing toxic gases from human activity pollution such as CO2.
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Walking, cycling, or even scooting to school is a fantastic way to start the day. Start good habits early. Kids who include physical activity in their daily lives are more likely to be active in adult life.
There’s plenty of benefits to your own health. And you’ll be reducing air pollution and congestion around the school gates. (Source: sustrans.org.uk)
A great way to cut down on car journeys is to start travelling to shops in your local area by walking or cycling. If going further away consider public transport such as bus or train and buy in bulk.
It’s often cheaper and more convenient than driving and parking your car. Then top-up in between big shops by supporting your local businesses. (Source: sustrans.org.uk)
Air quality problems can also begin at home. Consider switching energy suppliers to companies who use renewable energy sources.
By checking your Energy Performance Certificate, you can see where there may be room for improvement, such as installing better insulation or more efficient appliances. (Source: sustrans.org.uk)