Recently there has been noticeable changes in levels of clean air. CleanAirForAll hopes to reduce air contaminants with Clean Air Day on the 7th September 2020.
The air we breathe connects us. It knows no borders and envelopes and sustains all living things. Yet our relationship with this most basic lifegiving substance has changed.
Air pollution is now the greatest environmental threat to health, causing approximately 7 million premature deaths each year from diseases like stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. Many sources of air pollution also drive climate change and damages nature and ecosystems.
Together we can change this. The message of this first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is air pollution doesn’t have to be a part of our collective future. We have the solutions and must take the necessary actions to beat air pollution and provide #CleanAirForAll.
What you can do
The first observance of the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies provides an opportunity for each of us to combat air pollution. And you don’t have to wait until September 7 to act.
There are so many things that we can do, from cycling to work, to recycling non-organic trash, to pressuring local authorities to improve green spaces in our cities. Here are some other ideas:
turn off lights and electronics not in use;
check efficiency ratings for home heating systems and cook-stoves, favouring models that save money and protect health; and
never burn trash, as this contributes directly to air pollution.
What else can we do to tackle this problem? Share your ideas photos and video talking about your commitment goal on social media using the hashtag #CleanAirForAll on Twitter.
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Watch what happened to mark the International Day of Clean Air Day on: Femme Protects Life
Photo credit: by Samuel Silitonga