Clean Air Day - Workplace and Community

Clean Air Day 2023 - Thursday 15th June 2023

Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign.  

The day focuses attention on air pollution. By all acting together on the same day, Clean Air Day cuts through to new audiences, helps to improve public understanding and increases levels of air pollution busting behaviours.  

Collectively we can make a BIG difference! Small steps do = BIG changes! 

This page offers information, resources and ideas on how Workplaces and Community Groups can act to help reduce air pollution. 

The Clean Air Action Pledge!  

This Clean Air Day we are asking Workplaces and Community Groups to make a Clean Air Action Pledge.   

A pledge is a promise or intention to do something. In this case, an action that will help to improve air quality. 

Examples of the Clean Air Action Pledge could be:  

  • Leaving the car at home,  
  • Taking public transport instead of the car, 
  • Using a Park and Ride,  
  • Turning engines off when stopped / no idling, 
  • Using lower polluting work vehicles,   
  • Helping nature and planting trees,  
  • Checking on food miles, trying to buy local,  
  • Making a Travel Plan to consider how our employees travel to/from work/reduce car usage, 
  • Contacting your local Councillor and asking them how they are working to improve air quality,  
  • Spreading the word by telling someone else about your pledge and encouraging them to make a pledge too!     

A Clean Air Action Pledge card is provided in the resources section below, this can be completed on a computer or you can choose to print it off.

Community groups - why not create a display of your community group members pledges? This could be in a community space e.g., library, community centre, community café etc. You can even make a virtual display if completing pledges on a computer. Take a photo and share on social media and use the hashtag #CleanAirDay  

Workplaces you too could create a display of your employees pledges (on a computer or in a shared space). Again, take a photograph and share on social media using the hashtag #CleanAirDay (feel free to tag us at My Journey too). 

Why not use the pledges to set future targets for your community group and workplace? 

Clean Air Day resources

To help you promote Clean Air Day, please find below some resources to use, along with the Clean Air Action Pledge card and guidance

Resources for Southampton Workplaces and Community Groups

Resources for Hampshire Workplaces and Community Groups

SCC Clean Air Day posters 

SCC Clean Air Action Pledge card

SCC Clean Air Action Pledge guidance

SCC suggested wording for newsletter and comms

SCC suggested wording for social media

SCC social media image - small steps 

SCC social media image - let's team up

HCC Clean Air Day posters

HCC Clean Air Action Pledge card

HCC Clean Air Action Pledge guidance

HCC suggested wording for newsletter and comms

HCC Suggested wording for social media 

HCC social media image - small steps

HCC social media image - let's team up 

Other useful Clean Air information

Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Hub is a useful hub for finding everything you need to know about air pollution in one place: 

We have separate pages dedicated to Clean Air Day for schools, please visit either the Hampshire Schools' page or the Southampton Schools' page.