Premature death from respiratory disease is higher in Bristol than the rest of England, and particularly high in Easton and Lawrence Hill (JSNA, 2016). Earlier this year professional health bodies reported that air pollution could be causing up to 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK.
So what are the main causes of poor air quality? What should be done to tackle them, and how we protect our neighbourhoods from the potential health risks associated with poor air? Join the conversation to find out how communities can work together to reduce the impact of this invisible problem, and how we can harness data and information to create change. There will be an overview of air quality in the Bristol context, an update on progress for a Clean Air Zone in Bristol, and inspiration from activists on how to improve air quality where you live.
The event will include talks, presentations and interactive sessions.
This event is for anyone who would like to know more about air quality, whether a resident, professional or community activist. The event focuses on Easton and Lawrence Hill but is relevant to all areas of Bristol.
This is a joint event by Up Our Street and Bristol Green Capital Partnership, with contributions from residents groups, campaigns and academics. All welcome.
No need to book, just turn up.
This event is part of Healthy City Week 2017 (7 – 14 October) - an annual programme of activities exploring wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth. Healthy City Week is formed by its contributors, delivered by Bristol Green Capital Partnership and supported by Bristol Health Partners. View all events at www.bristolgreencapital.org/healthycityweek
Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Rd
Name: Celia Davis, Community Engagement Officer
Telephone: 0117 954 2834