What Can You Do To Reduce Our Air Pollution?
Some People may say ‘but how can I make a difference?’ ‘How much can one person really do?’
The truth is that everybody has the power to make a difference to the quality of the air and the environment.
To improve the quality of the air we breathe we must think about our individual contribution to pollution. We all add to air pollution in one way or another.
It is important to:
You can act personally, at home or at school, or by doing something with others in the community.
Walk or ride your bike instead of getting a lift in a car.
Use products made close to your home: This reduces pollution from the transportation of goods.
Where possible, use public transport instead of riding around in your parents’ car.
Suggest that your class holds a discussion on air pollution. You could discuss the main sources of air pollution in your area, and how they could be reduced.
Get a guest speaker to come to your school and talk about air pollution.
Join a local environment group. You can find out about these by contacting your local council.