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Environment

Environmental Focus for 2021

Our focus for 2021 is about trying to get everywhere to come together to Beat Air Pollution, which is now the biggest public health crisis on the planet.

We want to work with our partners in education and youth to take this message into the classroom, campus and community to raise awareness and take action around air pollution, which causes asthma and other respiratory illnesses in young people.

Roll your sleeves up and join in!

We would like to get hundreds of events organised with our education partners and we hope that the materials and activations will inspire you to get your sleeves up and ready to join in! Below are a range of suggestions that you could consider for your school.

a. Bring in an “Air-expert”

Bring in a local air pollution expert to talk about air quality and its impact in the community during either a school assembly or lecture to raise awareness around this issue.

b. Teach it:

Ask HYPE to spend a day teaching all classes (6 classes per day) on air quality. Explore the materials to discuss questions with pupils such as:

• What are the biggest sources of air pollution?
• How many different sources of air pollution are they exposed to on their way to school/university?
• How can they reduce or avoid these sources of pollution?
• How do they personally contribute to air pollution?
• What can they do to reduce their own “dirty air-print”?

c. Walk / Bike to School Day:

Consider implementing a “Walk / Bike to School Day” to encourage leaving the car at home.

d. Hedgerow Fund

Tree planting for air and wildlife: Investing in biodiversity can help clean the air and provide habitats for wildlife. Host a tree-planting event through our Hedgerow fund project and have a green wall around the perimeter of your school. Ask students to bring in seedlings for their own plants in an effort to replenish this valuable resource and create a bedding area infant of the hedge.

Vibrant Parks Projects

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