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National Clean Air Day

DUNDONIANS are being invited to take a deep breath and pride in their city by helping to celebrate the first National Clean Air Day later this week.

Dundee City Council will be running an awareness raising event between 11am and 3pm in the City Square on Thursday (June 15), to mark the day.

Alan Ross convener of the council’s community safety and public protection committee said: “By taking some simple actions to reduce air pollution we can all improve our own health and help protect others in our communities, especially children and people with chronic respiratory diseases who are the most vulnerable.

“Everyone can get involved in National Clean Air Day by leaving the car at home and using a  more active way of getting about like walking, cycling or pubic transport. If you do have to use your car then don’t idle. Turn off the vehicle’s engine while stationary

“Local businesses can get involved too by encouraging and supporting employees to be aware of the causes of air pollution and how to reduce them.”

Dr Bike will be on hand in the City Square to provide advice and service cycles and another local company Electric Bike Scotland Ltd will have some of their e-bikes on display.

Information about the Co-wheels Car Club in Dundee and on the use of electric vehicles will also be available.

More information on how to join in and make a difference can be found at www.cleanairday.org.uk/scotland



Press Release Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017