By kate_sustrans at 13:19 on 05/03/13
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Monday 11th March, 6pm – 7pm
Council Chamber, Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JR
People that live, work or visit the London Borough of Hackney are invited to a public meeting to explore how to improve air quality in Hackney. The meeting is being organised by Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity. At the meeting there will be a speaker from the Greater London Authority and an air quality officer from the council. Sustrans will let those attending know about what opportunities there are to volunteer locally to help improve air quality.
Although air quality is improving, high levels of air pollution remain a significant challenge in some parts of London, including Hackney. Although we can’t see it the air we breathe, poor air quality contributed to over 4,000 deaths in the capital last year and many more health problems including heart and lung disease, cancer and asthma. The Mayor of London has put in place an ambitious package of measures to tackle air pollution including tightening the Low Emission Zone standards, introducing more cleaner hybrid buses and retiring the oldest taxis. However, individual Londoners and community groups also have a role to raise awareness and reduce emissions.
Everyone is very welcome to attend the meeting and find out what’s happening in their local area. For further information contact Kate on Cleanerair@sustrans.org.uk / 0207 780 7201
Hope to see you there!
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013