Clean Air Day 2021
Swan supports #CleanAirDay, the UK's largest air pollution campaign Led by Global Action Plan taking place on 17 June 2021. Loving the planet has always been important to Swan, from building our first zero carbon homes in Basildon around 15 years ago, through to our latest modular homes which are carbon negative for the first two years of their lives.
Swan has already been looking at ways of giving back to the environment improving local air quality:
- At Better Queensway, we’re encouraging different modes of transport to reduce fuel emissions including the provision of electric vehicle charging and 1,400 metres of new cycle paths and pedestrian routes.
- We’re working hard to increase the number of trees planted across all of our sites including 2 for 1 tree replacement with 190 trees in total at Better Queensway in Southend, a net gain of 124 trees at Blackwall Reach in east London and over 50,000 additional trees at Purfleet-on-Thames.
- We are making our vehicle fleet greener with the provision of electric car charging points at our second modular factory and piloting electric vehicles for key teams.
Clean Air Day encourages us to work with partners in communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to:
- Improve public understanding of air pollution.
- Build awareness of how air pollution affects our health.
- Explain the easy actions we can all do to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.
Everyone can do their bit to help reduce emissions, if you would like to learn more about how you can make a contribution to this global effort you can use Global Action Plan’s Personal Air Pollution Calculator to find out your figures. The calculator also includes information on what you can do to reduce emissions and protect your health: https://calculator.cleanairhub.org.uk/quiz
Did you know?
- Air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK every year
- Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues
To find out more about how you take part in this year’s Clean Air Day, visit https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/. Free resources to support your efforts can also be downloaded here - https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/free-resources