Camden Air Action is an expanding alliance of local people and local groups working together to raise awareness about air pollution, and to take constructive practical action on air quality in Camden.
Our aim is to link up with others who share our concerns, and to bring the shared energies and skills of local communities to cleaning up Camden’s air.
Camden Air Action was established in January 2016 by a convergence of Camden Transition Movement groups from Kentish Town, Dartmouth Park, Highgate and Primrose Hill, concerned about the impact of London’s toxic air pollution on local communities and local health – and especially about its impact on local school children, and on local homes and high streets.
The Camden Air Action alliance now includes Camden Green Party, Power Up North London (a pioneering north Camden community solar enterprise),
Camden Cyclists and members of Neighbourhood Forums in Hampstead, Highgate and Kentish Town.
With 9,500 deaths from air pollution in London EACH year, air pollution levels in Camden are something that affect us all, though those living on busy streets will be worst affected. Children and the elderly are most vulnerable to its impact on health, and drivers can be exposed to some of the highest levels of toxic air of all.
If you would like to do something to clean up air pollution in your street, on child’s walk to school, in your workplace or where you shop, then we would love to hear from you.
What We Do
by informing ourselves and sharing air pollution learning with local groups and schools.
SUPPORT & PROMOTE
positive action on air pollution in our local area, in Camden, London and UK wide.
HOLD THE AUTHORITIES TO ACCOUNT
when action is not enough to protect local people, schools and homes.
things we can all do to reduce pollution in our streets, homes, schools, workplaces.
We need safe, clean air, and we need it NOW. The health of a whole generation of Camden children is just too important to put on hold while we wait for Government and car manufacturers to clean up the mess. If we think BIG and act LOCAL, there are plenty of things we can do to make the air safer, both in our own lives and by persuading Camden and the GLA to take action.
Here are some ways in which you can take action:
- Get informed about why air pollution is so dangerous to our health
- Get involved in Citizen Science Air Monitoring in YOUR area
- Speak Up!
- Become part of the solution: travel by bike, on foot and by public transport
- Good news! trees, gardens and green spaces help improve air quality
- Share your stories about simple ideas for reducing pollution
- Share the vision of what life could be like with less traffic and cleaner air