Support Clean Air Day
Ruglonians are being encouraged to pledge their support for the first National Clean Air Day (NCAD) tomorrow.
Campaigners behind the initiative are asking locals to make small changes to their lifestyle in a bid to reduce pollution on the Main Street, which continually appears on the list of Scotland’s most polluted streets. The NCAD activists suggest choosing to leave the car at home more often, avoiding leaving the engine idling when using a car and they are calling on workplaces to support employees to adopt more sustainable means of travel.
Janice Milne, chairwoman of the Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership, said: “Polluted air is bad for human health and shortens everyone’s life-spans but is especially bad for the young, elderly and people who already have chronic heart and lung conditions.
“National Clear Air Day aims to highlight the issues, to help people to understand more about the problem, to find out more about how air pollution affects their own lives and those of their families and to find out what they can do to help reduce air pollution.”
The Scottish Parliament will hold a major debate today on the effects of air pollution.
And tomorrow will mark the first National Clean Air Day, with a huge range of awareness-raising activities taking place across the United Kingdom.