Clean Air Night 2024
Did you know that lighting fires in our homes is the largest source of harmful small particle air pollution in the UK? This type of air pollution can cause life-threatening illnesses, including heart and lung disease, making it crucial that we raise awareness about this growing issue.
Wood burning not only harms your health, but also your wallet and the planet. Pressures on household finances or desires to be more eco-friendly may tempt people to burn wood, but research actually shows that wood burning produces more CO2 than oil or gas and is almost always more expensive than other forms of heating.
That’s why the first-ever Clean Air Night is taking place on 24 January 2024, to shine a light on the uncomfortable truth about wood burning.
We’re supporting this important new campaign, as part of our wood burning engagement programme which we deliver on behalf of four local authorities. You can get involved in the campaign by downloading and sharing our resources.
Our Senior Outreach Officer, Hazel Agombar, stated “We are really pleased to be Official Supporters of the first ever Clean Air Night campaign. It draws attention to the fact that wood smoke air pollution is often unseen as it builds up in neighbourhoods after dark when people light their log burners in the early evening. Contrary to myth, the wood smoke doesn’t necessarily get blown away. On cold still nights it can settle around properties and seep into homes affecting indoor as well as outdoor air quality.”
This Clean Air Night, learn the truth about wood burning and help protect yourself, your family and your community by sharing what you’ve learned.
Visit the Clean Air Hub to find out more or check out #CleanAirNight on social media.