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Category: Air quality

Over 1,000 Sheffield University Staff and Students join the BetterPoints challenge in just three weeks!

Sheffield University and SU are teaming up and working with BetterPoints to encourage green travel choices. Over 1,000 people have signed up in the first three weeks.

Hundreds in Leamington Spa encouraged to improve air quality by changing the way they travel

BetterPoints was commissioned by Warwick District Council to help them motivate and encourage local residents to travel actively and to use their ‘Park and Stride’ car parks rather than city centre parking. The four-month pilot scheme, which ended on 31 October, used the BetterPoints platform to encourage people travelling to the town centre to ditch their…
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Ansons Consulting and BetterPoints bring transport behaviour change tech to Scotland

Falkirk Council is leading the way in changing transport attitudes by selecting an innovative business engagement solution, provided though a new partnership between transport consultancy Ansons Consulting and behaviour change technology company BetterPoints. The collaboration will give businesses the tools to encourage staff to choose sustainable travel over car use, thereby reducing parking requirements and…
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Most UK areas still breach pollution limits, report says

The UK Government has this week published the latest air pollution data. The figures show that very little progress has been made towards meeting the EU’s legal limits of NO2 with 36 out of 43 local authority areas still having illegal levels, according to analysis published by ClientEarth. The figures, published under the EU Ambient…
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Leicester joins list of cities considering workplace parking levies

Businesses in Leicester could soon be charged a levy for providing employees with parking spaces. Leicester City Council wants to introduce the levy to help fund transport improvements, reduce congestion and improve air quality, and will consult on proposals over the next eighteen months. Leicester faces ‘real challenges’, said Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke.…
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Overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming, say scientists

As temperature records were broken last week in three European nations, scientists now seem to be of one mind about Climate Change.  Extensive historical data has informed three studies, published in Nature and Nature Geoscience. These show that temperature changes over the last 2,000 years have never been as fast and extensive as in recent…
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To beat air pollution we must urge people out of cars, say researchers

While CO2 emissions may be reducing, new research shows dust from brakes, tyres and road surfaces contributes to over half of particle pollution from UK road transport and will still pollute the air even when all vehicles are electric. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said the papers ‘make clear that it is not just fumes from…
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UK Air Quality is improving but there’s a long way to go

A new long-term study, released yesterday, has shown that early deaths linked to poor air quality in the UK fell by half between 1970 and 2010. The improvement is largely attributed to legislation which led to the cleaning up of power stations and vehicles.  However the crisis is far from over. Toxic air is today…
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Air pollution – a challenge most people don’t know how to tackle

Air pollution affects everyone, every day and has far-reaching consequences for health, wellbeing and the environment. It is something many people are aware of but very few know how to tackle. A recent survey showed that 92% of adults think that reducing poor air quality should be a priority for the UK and yet 65% said…
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Making your business cycle-friendly

Bike Week is a great opportunity for workplaces to encourage cycling. Here are some ways to make your business cycle-friendly