Clean Air Network

The Clean Air Network (CAN) is a forum for everyone interested in making improvements to the quality of air in Southampton and the wider Hampshire area.

Members of the CAN include businesses, schools, organisations and/or individuals with an interest in improving air quality. Members are asked to make a commitment to improving air quality locally and exchanging useful related information.

Together this group is committed to reducing levels of air pollution in the area through changes in personal and organisational actions, encouraging all those who they meet and do business to do the same and to actively support each other.

Find more information or join the Clean Air Network.

Air Quality Champions

People in the area are being given the chance to take practical action to support improved air quality. Air Quality Champions (AQCs) can receive free training, where they learn all about air pollution and how idling cars contribute to local air pollution.

Teams of AQCs take part in various small events to help bust the myths surrounding air pollution and car idling, maybe outside schools or other areas where high levels of pollution are sometimes recorded. At these events they chat with local people in a friendly, informative and non-judgemental way.

AQCs are given training and tips on how to be persuasive in a short amount of time, and how to respond to drivers who are idling. Our volunteers invite drivers to become part of our campaign and improve local air quality by switching off their engines.

For more information about Air Quality Champions email