NHS Tayside staff are being encouraged to celebrate Clean Air Day on Thursday 21 June 2018.
The day aims to help people find out more about the issues surrounding air pollution and how they can make a difference to create cleaner air.
To mark the event, thousands of people up and down the country will be taking part in events, making personal pledges, walking and cycling to work or school instead of driving and more.
For more information and resources on how to protect your health, cut emissions and get your department involved visit www.cleanairday.org.uk
People can make small changes to help reduce air pollution and create cleaner and more liveable cities, such as using public transport or cycling and walking instead of taking a car. Choosing to travel by bike or by foot can also provide health benefits for people.
This Clean Air Day, NHS Tayside is encouraging staff in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross, to travel as actively as possible or use public transport. We would love to see how you are getting involved in Clean Air Day so please share photos of your journeys by emailing them as a jpeg attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff can also enjoy a walk in and around the fantastic grounds of NHS Tayside. For ideas on routes please click here, download the Ramblers Medal Routes App, or join a lunchtime ‘Big Fit Walk’ over the summer (including one leaving from Kings Cross on Clean Air Day). More information on the Big Fit Walk can be found here.
On Clean Air Day, public health staff from NHS Tayside will also join Dundee City Council colleagues at an information stand near city churches in the Nethergate area of Dundee. Staff will be on hand to provide information about air pollution and the health benefits of solutions to tackle air pollution. Dr Bikes will also be there to provide free bike maintenance, as well as electric bike demonstrations.
Speciality Registrar in Public Health Dr Emily Stevenson said, “We really hope as many people as possible get involved in Clean Air Day 2018.
“There are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.”
“Clean Air day is an opportunity to learn more about air pollution and the impact it can have, as well as learn how we can help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.”