We all breathe in the same air but why is it important for that air to be clean?
And what can we do to improve local air quality? Air pollution may be invisible and easy to ignore but it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Air pollution from commercial vehicles such as diesel particles is an immediate concern in
Colchester and impacts on our general health as well as reducing the overall air quality in
our town. In addition, many people drive through town to reach their place of work,
contributing to exhaust emissions and poor air quality.
Sustainability and reducing environmental impact is very much at the forefront of business
thinking right now, so supporting a local campaign to improve air quality could be an easy
way for your organisation to fulfil its Corporate Social Responsibility commitments and
reduce your carbon emissions.
If you are a business operating in and around Colchester and you want to help improve the
air we all breathe, you can use the CAReless Pollution campaign’s free materials to
encourage vehicle drivers to switch off their engines whilst on company premises or driving
to and from work.
Here are some ideas for how you can take action:
Pin a CAReless Pollution poster on to your office notice board or in the office window (if facing a road or parking area)
Place a CAReless Pollution outdoor sign in your car park or waiting areas
Include CAReless Pollution messaging on your company website and in your e-newsletter to staff
Circulate the CAReless Pollution film to all staff
Adopt a corporate No Idling Policy – you can use Colchester City Council’s policies below as a template
Make use of an awareness day, such as Clean Air Day or World Environment Day, to hand out materials to staff or set up a stand in a communal space (café, reception area etc)
All our materials can be found by clicking on the links below:
To order an outdoor sign, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to provide advice and support.