Category Archives: Clean Air

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New evidence that car fumes cause lung cancer and heart failure…

… but even a small reduction in air pollution will save thousands of lives every year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10169573/Low-levels-of-air-pollution-increase-lung-cancer-and-heart-failure-risk.html

MEANWHILE, new research from CarPlus (which supports car clubs and car-share schemes) shows that:

  • car club members take fewer journeys by car (and use healthier travel options instead)
  • car club cars tend to be in emissions Band A (lowest), whilst the nation’s fleet is on average in Band D.

So, join a car club, rethink your car use and drive with a Green conscience!

CoCoMAD free festival this Saturday from noon

It’s going to be a scorcher! Bring your suncream, a rug or chair and settle in for a glorious afternoon at Cotteridge park.

We’ve put together loads of really useful stuff for the Green Revolutions / Sustrans stall at CoCoMAD – the free mini festival at Cotteridge Park on Saturday 6 July from 12 noon.

As well as buying your lunch and some treats, you can find out about all kinds of local activities and groups, and there will be 20p items on many of the stalls, including ours… Hope to see you there… Please come over to our Green Revolutions / Sustrans stall and say Hi!

cotteridgepark.org.uk/cocomad/

Bristol car-free Sundays have started!

People could walk safely in designated streets in Bristol city centre yesterday in the first of a series of monthly car-free Sundays.

Mayor George Ferguson said: “This is all about the people, cities are made up of people, not buildings and cars, and this is a wonderful demonstration and wherever I go I have been stopped by people being enthusiastic about it.

“If it has worked like this in this weather, it is going to be absolutely tremendous in finer weather.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-22982940

Could we do this in Brum? Of course! We manage OK during the half-marathon…

Get fit, relax, get arty, get funny: Bank hol / half term activities around Stirchley

Here’s a link to our latest enewsletter: http://eepurl.com/zZPy9Green Revolutions enewsletter

Govt grants to help install electric car charging points

The government have announced new grants towards the cost of fitting charging points for electric cars. These will be for individuals (for their own home) and for councils (to fit public charging points). More details here:

http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/02/19/electric-car-buyers-offered-1000-grants-for-charging-points/