Camden Air Action is an expanding alliance of local people and local groups working together to raise awareness about air pollution, and to take constructive practical action on air quality in Camden.
Our aim is to link up with others who share our concerns, and to bring the shared energies and skills of local communities to cleaning up Camden’s air.
Camden Air Action was established in January 2016 by a convergence of Camden Transition Movement groups from Kentish Town, Dartmouth Park, Highgate and Primrose Hill, concerned about the impact of London’s toxic air pollution on local communities and local health – and especially about its impact on local school children, and on local homes and high streets.
The Camden Air Action alliance now includes Camden Green Party, Power Up North London (a pioneering north Camden community solar enterprise),
Camden Cyclists and members of Neighbourhood Forums in Hampstead, Highgate and Kentish Town.
With 9,500 deaths from air pollution in London EACH year, air pollution levels in Camden are something that affect us all, though those living on busy streets will be worst affected. Children and the elderly are most vulnerable to its impact on health, and drivers can be exposed to some of the highest levels of toxic air of all.
If you would like to do something to clean up air pollution in your street, on child’s walk to school, in your workplace or where you shop, then we would love to hear from you.
WHAT WE DO
Camden Air Action aims to:
RAISE AWARENESS by informing ourselves and sharing air pollution learning with tenants and residents’ groups, Neighbourhood Forums, Community Centres, parents’ groups and local schools. We organise citizen science air monitoring in local streets and schools, run stalls at local events and hold air action meetings and film nights in local pubs and community centres,
EXPLORE SOLUTIONS – things we can ALL do to reduce pollution in our streets, homes, schools, workplaces.
SUPPORT & PROMOTE POSITIVE ACTION ON AIR POLLUTION– in our local area, in Camden, London and UK wide.
HOLD THE AUTHORITIES TO ACCOUNT when action is not enough to protect local people, schools and homes.