Clean Air Day

17 June 2021 is Clean Air Day and your chance to raise awareness about air pollution and make the air that we breathe cleaner and healthier!

In the UK, the transport sector is the biggest source of greenhouse gases that are contributing to the global climate emergency. The toxic air pollution produced by road traffic damages our health and is responsible for 36,000 deaths in the UK each year. Wouldn’t it be great if streets were more about people and less about cars? Less traffic means cleaner air and reduced carbon emissions. Quiet streets are safer with more room for people to enjoy the outdoors. 


Clean Air Day for Schools

People-Friendly Streets Primary and Secondary Pupil Competition

This year, with support from Active Nation, we are offering KS2 and KS3 pupils the chance to win tickets for fun, outdoor  activities such as climbing and donutting. We are inviting pupils to develop campaign materials to encourage people to leave their cars at home whenever possible and make streets more people-friendly.

Prizes for the Schools too!

Organise, and publicise to your parent community, a Clean Air Day exhibition of the People-Friendly Streets Competition entries online, in a newsletter or in school to be entered into a draw to win a PlantLock bikestore!


Registration is now open for the competition!

Schools register here to take part in the Clean Air Day People-Friendly Streets Competition                                                                    


Fill out the form by 24 May 2021 to receive competition resources including:

  • links to two entertaining Histrionics short films, one about clean air and one to promote the competition
  • downloadable competition flyers for pupils
  • a PowerPoint presentation about air pollution and the competition that may be used in a Clean Air Day lesson or assembly

The closing date for sending in the entries for the competition is 25 June 2021.


My Journey Clean Air Day resources to download for free

We have new 'no idling' banners suitable for use outside businesses, community centres or secondary schools and colleges:

Contact if you would like us to send you one.

More ideas and free resources for Clean Air Day may also be found on the Global Action Plan's, Clean Air Day,          Clean Air for Schools and #cleanairforschools websites.