Oxfordshire has some of the worst pollution problems in South East England, due almost entirely to heavy traffic. Poor air quality is a problem not just in Oxford but also in most other towns across the county. You can see the problem areas on this national Friends of the Earth map
Oxford Friends of the Earth has worked on this issue for three years. Our campaign kicked off with a 1400 signature petition to Oxfordshire County Council calling for immediate action to bring pollution down to safe levels by 2020.
We have a Air Quality working group and welcome new people to work with our campaign. If you’d like to know more email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 20th (Clean Air Day) we held a seminar at County Hall on work by schools on air pollution and active travel. The presentations from this are on the Oxfordshire Schools Clean Air Network page here.
Our campaign now features:
- Our Clean Air Charter setting out our ten priorities for action. You can download a copy here. There is a special site that explains the Charter in more detail – www.cleanairoxfordshire.org
- Our video on air pollution in Oxford is on-line – there’s a two minute and a six minute version – watch on YouTube
- An anti-idling campaign in six Oxford City schools run jointly with Oxford City Council
- The development of an Oxfordshire Schools Clean Air Network to promote action with schools on clean air and active transport throughout Oxfordshire.