Clean Air Day is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting events taking place on 15 June.
Our program will include something for everyone, from a low emissions walking tour, a bike maintenance workshop and a gardening activity to air quality talks and a play street for local primary schools on Redcross Way. We’ll wrap up the day with a Bankside Street Party on Union Street, between Southwark Bridge Road and Ayres Street, where there will be delicious food, refreshing drinks, and exciting entertainment to come together and celebrate.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about air pollution and its impact on health while having fun with the community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Here are the events on the day – click on the links to learn more and sign up.
9am – 11am: Climate Network Think In at Tate Modern
12pm – 2pm: Bike Maintenance Workshop at Better Bankside’s Arch on Southwark Street
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Gardening Session Greening The Bankside Urban Forest
2.30pm – 4.30pm: ‘Drawing Breath’ Workshop with Dryden Goodwin at Borough Yards
4pm – 5pm: The Tyre Collective Interactive Discussion at Audrey’s
5pm – 6pm: Take To The Side Streets Walking Tour with Mr Londoner
6pm – 8pm: Bankside Street Party
Download our Clean Air Day events poster
Why are we celebrating Clean Air Day?
Clean Air Day is all about raising awareness of air quality and the significant impact it has on our health – particularly for those of us living and working in Bankside. In London, over 9,000 premature deaths are associated with air pollution every year. From respiratory conditions such as asthma to cardiovascular disease and lung cancer, recent studies are showing the increasing links between our health and cleaner air. 2023 also marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Ella Adoo Kissi Debrah – the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on her death certificate. Ella’s Law is currently being reviewed by the House of Lords to establish a child’s right to grow up in a healthy environment and to breathe clean air.
The more we can do to raise awareness of air quality, the more we can protect our health and understand what needs to be done.