What you can do

There are a variety of actions you can take to both reduce your exposure to poor air quality and also to reduce your own emissions, whether you’re an interested resident, school, business or developer.

You can also find out what we are doing and there are answers to lots more questions on our FAQ page.

Residents

  • Sign up to pollution warnings
Get free pollution warnings and health advice from airTEXT, a pollution forecasting service set up by a consortium of Camden and a number of other London boroughs.
  • Community Air Quality Monitoring

We had a great response to our Camden Community Air Monitoring project, which invited residents and community groups to apply for free equipment to monitor local air quality in their areas. We have 21 groups monitoring 45 sites across the borough between July 2017 and March 2018, the results of which will be displayed on our air quality monitoring page. All our equipment was allocated to the projects for this year therefore no more applications can be made. You can take a look at our air quality monitoring locations map to see if any of the existing monitoring sites are near you.

  •  Volunteer to tackle idling

Find out how you can take part in vehicle idling action days in your area of Camden and help to change drivers’ behaviour and improve the air we all breathe.

  • Protect yourself by walking or cycling

Watch our video to learn how walking and cycling exposes you to less harmful air pollution than driving. You can also find useful information and tips by visiting our walking and cycling pages.

  • Other steps you can take

Find out more about how you can reduce your exposure and your own impact on London’s air with our Frequently Asked Questions.

 Schools

London Sustainability Exchange have created a free set of lesson plans based around air pollution, including opportunities for pupils to undertake their own air quality monitoring.

Camden council provides free advice to schools to help them encourage walking and cycling to school and have a positive impact on local air quality and road safety.

Businesses

  • Join the Camden Climate Change Alliance

Be part of a network of over 300 businesses in Camden working to reduce your environmental impacts and costs through the Camden Climate Change Alliance.

  • Cleaner Air, Better Business

Find out more about our project with Cross River Partnership which aims to help businesses across London reduce their air quality emissions.

Developers

  • Air quality and planning

Find out more about our air quality planning requirements for new developments in Camden.

  • Camden planning

For more general information about planning in Camden, visit the planning web pages

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