Children outside of their school gates
Dr Andy Cope's picture
18 March 2019

The burning of fossil fuel may represent the biggest threat to the health of our children, and is a primary source of global inequality and environmental injustice. What can we do to counter these challenges? How can we engage children in promoting agendas for change?


Categories: Air Quality Schools
Children scooting to school
15 March 2019

Youth is wasted on the young, or so they say. Something I’d usually tend to agree with looking back at the years I spent dragging my feet to school. However, over recent months, we’ve seen young people rise up, and send arguably one of the most important political messages to...

Pupils at Glebelands Primary School in Leicester marking Clean Air Day 2018
13 March 2019

Air quality is one of the major health and environmental concerns of our time. A new synthesis of research evidence shows that walking and cycling can make a major contribution to addressing the problem.

The challenge now is to connect the evidence to legislative...

Categories: Air Quality Policy
Two female cyclists riding their bikes in Wales ©2017, Jonathan Bewley
7 March 2019

This month we celebrated International Women’s Day - a day in which we reflect on progress made, call for change and commend those people whose courageous and selfless acts helped to create the much more equal world that we live in today.

What is long forgotten is that...

School children cycling down the road to school
5 March 2019

Picture a typical scene outside a school at drop off time. Some children will be trying to walk, scoot and cycle, but cars are blocking the road and pavements, and the air is thick with the fumes of idling car engines. The space is noisy, dangerous and unwelcoming for parents...

Categories: Air Quality Health Schools
People walking and cycling to work
27 February 2019

Kieran Turner, Research Assistant in the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre at The University of Edinburgh, summarises research on the benefits of building physical activity into your daily commute,...