Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

This Breathe Easy Week 12-18 June, the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) local lung health support group, Breathe Easy Westminster will be campaigning for cleaner air. The week coincides with National Clean Air Day, 15 June. Westminster is one of the most polluted boroughs in London, with some roads, such as Oxford Street and the Strand,...

Read more

Westminster sets new measure to tackle air pollution in the borough

Westminster proactive campaign to raise awareness about the environmental and health danger of vehicle idling is to continue into 2017, with new measures to tackle air quality issues being introduced. “Our residents and visitors are concerned about pollution. Improving air quality is high on the agenda for Westminster City Council....

Read more

Air pollution decreases after Oxford Street closure

Air pollution decreases after Oxford Street closure Nitrogen dioxide levels dropped by nearly a third after Oxford Street went vehicle-free on Sunday, significantly reducing air pollution. The closure was part of Very Important Pedestrian (VIP) day, which saw Oxford Street close up to Marble Arch on Sunday November 6th between...

Read more

Sadiq Khan Unveils Plan to Tackle London’s Toxic Pollution

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled yesterday (5th July) a hard-hitting action plan to reduce air pollution across the city. Proposed strategies for the Clean Air Action Plan include a £10 Emissions Surcharge from 2017 for heavily polluting vehicles, on top of the Congestion Charge, and an early launch...

Read more

Sadiq Khan announces bold plans to clean up London’s air

Commenting on a report published by The British Lung Foundation, Sadiq Khan has revealed that air pollution levels in London require ‘urgent action’ in order to meet “legal requirements”. Last month, the Mayor of London accused Boris Johnson of failing to announce a major report of 433 schools in the capital exceeding...

Read more

London Mayoral Election: Evening Standard Hustings

Boris, the right to strike, and a lack of opportunities for the young. By and large, the hopefuls trying to win the Labour candidacy for Mayor of London sound quite similar on a lot of issues (bash, defend, bemoan). But a few wedge issues showed themselves at the Evening Standard’s...

Read more

Royal College of Art hosts exhibitions as part of the London design festival

For the 2014 London Design Festival the RCA will be addressing the key issues of sustainability and people-centred design in two free exhibitions across both Battersea and Kensington sites. Festival and electronics waste, air pollution, saving bees, man-made leaves and coral reef erosion are addressed in the Sustain RCA Show...

Read more