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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:

  1. Pin a CAReless Pollution poster on to your office notice board or in the office window (if facing a road or parking area)

  2. Place a CAReless Pollution outdoor sign in your car park or waiting areas

  3. Include CAReless Pollution messaging on your company website and in your e-newsletter to staff

  4. Circulate the CAReless Pollution film to all staff

  5. Adopt a corporate No Idling Policy – you can use Colchester City Council’s policies below as a template

  6. 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

We are happy to provide advice and support.

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