What is #BeAirAware?

The Air Quality team have launched Cornwall’s #BeAirAware campaign.

The campaign aims to:

  • Raise awareness about the causes of air quality problems in Cornwall.
  • Promote the links between health and active travel.
  • Work together to improve air quality in Cornwall’s Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) and throughout Cornwall.
  • Protect Cornwall’s residents from the harmful effects of air pollution.

What has #BeAirAware achieved?

#BeAirAware has resulted in:

  • Parking officers trained to give idling advice to motorists whilst on their parking patrols.
  • Digital roadside messages in six towns telling motorists to switch off their vehicles when stationary.
  • Air quality officers patrolling in towns to give advice on idling to buses and taxis.
  • Testing new indoor and outdoor air quality monitors and indoor air purifiers.
  • Teaching primary school children about air quality in Cornwall and how they can improve their local air quality.
  • School patrols involving air quality and parking officers to give advice on idling to parents.
  • Placing more “Engine off” signage at level crossings and train station car parks.
  • Engaging with climate action groups to better understand local air quality problems.
  • Raising awareness of the health impacts of idling vehicles.

Getting in touch

If you would like more information on #BeAirAware, please email publicprotection@cornwall.gov.uk


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