Clean Air Day 16 June 2022


The theme for Clean Air Day 2022 is focused on personal health. The official slogan for the campaign is: “Air pollution dirties every organ in your body. Take steps to improve your health this Clean Air Day.”

Air pollution can have adverse effects on every organ in the body by inflaming the lung’s lining and spreading to the bloodstream. It can also exacerbate chronic illness and cause lung cancer, heart disease and strokes.

The environmental health issue also poses a risk by making people more vulnerable to the Covid-19 variants.

Walking falls under community and personal action, to increase your own health and fitness – and contribute less towards pollution.

See also, the related campaign:

Students’ visions for Greening Headingley

In January 2022, 3rd year landscape architect students from Leeds Beckett University presented their ideas for greening up parts of Headingley at the Heart Centre

On 15th July Zero Carbon Headingley held an open meeting to explore the ideas and actions about ‘Greening Up’ Headingley. 

We heard about the great work of the Greening Up volunteers, planting and tidying a range of small areas, support from the Arndale centre and Leeds Council Parks dep’t. An exciting new project starting in September is that 27 students of landscape architecture are coming to Headingley to translate all our ideas into professional drawings and images to produce a Vision of a Future Headingley. From tiny forgotten corners to major roadside transformations we hope to obtain a portfolio of ideas and plans to inform our future actions and campaigns to turn headingley into a green, sustainable and nature friendly community.

The students would like to talk to anyone who has some ideas for how their corner, street, local area
or the whole of Headingley could be improved, so that their drawings can reflect what residents want. If you have any ideas and especially if you are interested in being interviewed please contact us.

On 27th April we uploaded a presentation on:
‘Low Traffic Neighbourhoods’
by Jon Little

On 9th December 2020 we held an online meeting on:
Home Insulation and Low Carbon Heating

On 22nd November 2020 we held a conference with HDT and Headingley Festival of Ideas, on:
Headingley: Towards a 15-minute Neighbourhood

Zero Carbon Headingley
is an initiative launched byHeadingley Development Trust and supported by Zero Carbon Yorkshire

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