Who is leading the clean air movement? POSTED ON 22/07/2019
CHARITIES AND PRESSURE GROUPS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CLEAN AIR MOVEMENT
The governments Clean Air Strategy 2019 report says “Air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK, and the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity”.
As the UK’s leading brand of alternative transport solutions for children and adults we believe it is our duty to help support the efforts to make sure clean air for all is a realistic ambition.
The school run is unrecognisable from 15 years ago when Micro started in the UK. Now over 1 million children scoot to school everyday on a Micro scooter. That’s 1 million cars of the roads and millions of toxic CO2 removed from in and around the school gate.
Of course we would like more and more children and adults to scoot in a sustainable way. It is why we are huge supporters of groups like Mums for Lungs, Sustrans, Living Streets as well as worldwide initiatives like Clean Air Day.
We take a closer look at some of the groups campaigning for clean air and provide links on how you can get involved.
MUMS FOR LUNGS
Mums for Lungs is a group of London parents united in their commitment to deliver clean air for everyone — for our children and future generations. With groups in Brixton, East Sheen and Walthamstow this grass roots initiative is campaigning for the government to introduce legislation and ideas that will make a positive different to the air with breathe.
Find out more about Mums for Lungs initiatives here >>
Sustrans are a charity making it easier for people to walk, cycle or scoot. They work they do from education in schools to running and maintaining the national cycle network aims to create healthier spaces and happier people.
Micro Scooters UK have worked in partnership with Sustrans for 2 years helping to push for clean air in and around schools and more active journeys via the Big Pedal challenge.
Find out more about the work Sustrans are doing here >>
The School Streets Initiative provides accessible information and guidance to empower local communities who want to see School Street schemes implemented. The information available on their website is based on the shared experience of those who successfully made it happen and those who are almost there.
Find out how you can start your own school street here >>
Living Streets are the UK charity for everyday walking. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. Find out what Living Streets are doing to reverse this here >>
Eco-school’s mission is to drive awareness and change of environmental issues by empowering school children and schools across the world to participate in a 7-step challenge for change. Find out how you can take part by visiting their challenge pages here >>
THE TIMES, CLEAN AIR FOR ALL CAMPAIGN
The Times are driving change through their manifesto on clean air for all. With idea to ban polluting cars by 2030 and to give extra powers to local authorities to tackle all sources of air pollution. Find out more here >>
We are offering schools and workplaces free scooters to help tackle air pollution and to provide children and adults with the wheels to travel more sustainably. Find out how you can claim free scooters for your school or workplace here >>