Since moving to London, I have been appalled by the poor air quality and pollution.
I love living in London, as do so many others, but we should not have to pay for this with our health and be made to breathe in toxic fumes on a daily basis.
Over the last year I have been using my artwork to raise awareness of this issue. You may have seen one of my inhaler stickers around busy roads in London, Hull, Manchester or even Berlin.
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 attackUNEP
92 per cent of the global population live in places with unhealthy air quality. Air pollution comes from many sources: Inefficient transport, coal-fired power plants, industrial activity, waste burning and other human activitiesUNEP
More than 7,000 mayors have committed to reducing their cities’ air pollution emissions. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is an international alliance of cities and local governments that have committed to taking voluntary action to combat climate change by embracing low-emissions solutionsUNEP
Most areas of the UK are breaking EU limits on air pollution. Yet the government's current plans won't reduce pollution to legal levels until at least 2020 – and in London, 2025Friends Of The Earth
A child born today might not breathe clean air until they are 8Friends Of The Earth
248 hospitals are in areas where air pollution is above the World Health Organisation’s limit for fine particulate matter (PM2.5)British Lung Foundation
Outdoor air pollution is responsible for up to 36,000 premature deaths a year in the UKCOMEAP
I CARE. I DRAW. I SUPPORT.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN
£95 is what Renegade Art’s awesome featured print will cost you but above all what will be given to his chosen charity – The British Lung Foundation.
Here is what Renegade Art has to say about it all –
“Although London is leading the way in tackling air pollution with the Ultra Low Emissions Zone, I feel that more can be done by local councils and the government to educate drivers, monitor pollution levels, invest in alternative ways to travel.
They should also take action to reduce air pollution where people are most at risk such as around schools, hospitals and doctors surgeries.”
We've created a 'Tree Fund' with the amazing people at Just One Tree (www.justonetree.life
Just One Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation.
We are particularly keen on participating in their program because of where trees are planted - Ghana, Indonesia, Madagascar or even The Oceans
The percentage varies from artist to artist. Anything sold and coming from the Drawing United studio means 50% towards our 'Tree Fund'(or at least 2 pounds = 2 trees planted)
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