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Clean Air Day

Let's clean the air in Greater Manchester

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Why is clean air important?

Air quality is one of the most important challenges facing Greater Manchester.

You may not see air pollution, but it can play a part in poor health, including breathing illnesses, heart disease, stroke and even some cancers.

However, there are lots of things we can all do to improve air quality and help look after everyone’s health.

That’s why we’ve launched Greater Manchester Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June, part of the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day.

Together we can raise awareness of air pollution as an issue and take action to tackle it.

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Make a pledge

Greater Manchester Clean Air Day is all about encouraging everyone to think about air quality and how you can make simple changes in your everyday life which can help reduce air pollution and benefit the health of all our communities.

Why not make a pledge now to help improve air quality, using the button below?

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What we're doing

  • We’re working with primary schools across Greater Manchester to help children, young people and parents find out more about the impacts of air pollution.

  • Primary schools taking part in a special competition will create social media adverts in the run-up to Clean Air Day highlighting what people can do to improve air quality, with a number of schools workshops taking place across Greater Manchester on the day itself. Shortlisted schools will be invited to attend a special event at HOME theatre in Manchester in early July to celebrate the winning entries. Primary schools who'd like to find out more and enter the competition can register at the ucreate website.

  • Through TfGM’s Business Travel Network, we’re supporting more than 500 businesses and other organisations to help them work more sustainably and take practical steps to reduce their company and staff’s contribution to air pollution.

  • We’re working with the NHS to raise awareness of the health messages around air quality with the thousands of people who use health services in Greater Manchester every day.

  • We’re working with local councils and other partners across the region to tackle air pollution head-on. We’ve published the Greater Manchester Low-Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan, setting out the ways in which we’re improve air quality now and well into the future.

Clean Air Day events, Thursday 15 June

Lung MOTs and electric cars and bikes, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre


Find out how healthy your lungs are at the clean air dome, where you can breathe into special monitors to check your air capacity and health professionals will be on hand to give advice on what you can do to look after your lungs.

You can also check out the latest fully-electric cars and see how an eBike can help you cycle up even the most daunting hill, with a special rolling road test.

Clean Air Day at Intu Trafford Centre


Give your lungs an MOT with special monitor checks by health professionals. Our team will also be available to give advice on air pollution and how to improve your health.

Manchester Royal Infirmary atrium (entrance near Marks and Spencer)


Come down and speak with health professionals, get advice and information on air quality and chat with active travel advisers to see how travelling more sustainably can work for you.

Follow #GMCleanAirDay for the latest news on what’s happening in Greater Manchester. Or why not look at other ways you can get involved with National Clean Air Day.

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Any questions?

If you’d like to find out more about Clean Air Day, the impacts of air pollution or what Greater Manchester is doing to improve the air we breathe, please get in touch.