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Air Quality Champions

Want to raise awareness about air pollution and help improve air quality in our area? Become an Air Quality Champion!

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The City of London are looking for air quality champions to help design a new air pollution web tool and to raise awareness about air quality in our local community.

The Local Authority have been awarded funding from the 2021/22 Defra Air Quality Grant (DAQG) to collaborate on an air quality awareness-raising project with London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The project aims are to:

  • increase knowledge and awareness of how individuals can reduce their exposure to air pollution
  • disseminate information on air quality and exposure reduction to those communities where data shows that both air pollution levels and rates of deprivation are higher
  • communicate with those who are clinically vulnerable to air pollution such as children and those living with a respiratory illness

Air Quality Champions

The City of London are looking for air quality champions to help residents and communities better understand local air pollution and the ways they can reduce their exposure to air pollution and contribute to cleaner air.

Air Quality Webtool

City of London are developing a webtool to help residents and communities in the City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets better understand local air pollution and the ways they can help reduce their exposure to air pollution and help create cleaner air.

City of London are looking for participants from Aldgate, Middlesex Estate, Mansell Street and Minories to take part in workshops to develop the webtool. At the workshops you will hear more about the project and work directly with specialists to help design the webtool. Please note that you do not need to be an expert in air pollution or have any prior knowledge to take part.

Expression of Interest

If you are interested in becoming an air quality champion or to take part in the webtool workshops, please complete the sign-up form(external link) to register your interest by 31 December 2022.

The webtool workshops will take place between January and February 2023, and you will have an option to attend online or in person. Participants will receive a digital voucher worth £20 for their contribution to the workshop. It is expected the workshop to be no more than 1.5 hours.

Once the webtool has been developed the authorities will ask participants to give some feedback on the webtool before they launch the final design. This will be via an online drop-in session in early 2023. 

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us using the contact button below.

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