Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. The campaign normally takes place on the third Thursday in June.
However, due to COVID-19, this year Clean Air Day is taking place on 8 October 2020, will be rolled out slightly differently and has been updated so more of the campaign is virtual.
Clean Air Day Scotland is brought to you by Global Action Plan working in partnership with Environmental Protection Scotland, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to:
- Improve public understanding of air pollution.
- Build awareness of how air pollution affects our health.
- Explain the easy actions we can all do to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.
To celebrate Clean Air Day Environmental Protection Scotland (EPS) are hosting the first in a series of three webinars exploring the concept of Place, find out more here.
Find out more about Clean Air Day Scotland and how to celebrate it here.
Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues.