Transition Primrose Hill says NO to NO2!
Extinction Rebellion Clean Air Event
Demand Action On Air Pollution!
Transition Primrose Hill has monitored Nitrogen Dioxide levels at numerous locations in our area over the last 2 years. The figures are startling and should be a cause for grave concern for everyone living, working or visiting Camden and Primrose Hill.
Even results for the top of Primrose Hill show levels of NO2 far exceed safe guildines and are in fact very close to breaking the law on air quality.
While we appreciate the efforts of G.L.A. and Camden Council to tackle this issue we are concerned that their actions do not go far enough, quickly enough to reduce our exposure to pollution.
Here are some facts and possible solutions:
Air pollution is responsible for C.9,500 per year in London.
Children’s lungs are smaller in the worst affected areas.
Many schools are located in pollution ‘hotspots’
Action needs to be taken at every level from National Government through to individual’s choices such as simply driving less often.
Could LB Camden take measures to enhance their current Plan for air qualty?
Could the G.L.A. extend the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (currently the existing Congestion Zone) out to the North and South Circulars?
30% of cars in the Congestion Zone are private hire. should the G.L.A. consider a new levy on them?
If Brexit goes ahead we will lose the E.U. laws for NO2 levels. What will replace them and how can they be further toughened?
Do you feel the difference in the air when there are fewer cars around? Transition Primrose Hill has monitored NO2 levels in our neighbourhood and we know that, even on top of Primrose Hill, the air has well above the WHO recommended safe levels of nitrogen dioxide.
Extinction Rebellion has inspired us to join in the global movement ‘7 Days of Reflection to Protect and Honour Life’. The fourth day invites us to honour the element ‘Air’, and we will gather with banners and poems on the top of the hill at 3pm on 4th January.
Come and join us to talk about the air we breathe and demand action for it to be clean and healthy for all of us, especially children. Bring artwork, words, ideas, or just yourselves.
We will be looking forward to discussing these issues, hearing poetry and speeches plus much more at the top of Primrose Hill at 3pm on Friday 4th January 2019.