Southwark School Tackling Air Quality and Improving The Health Of Children
Join Southwark’s schools to discuss tackling air quality and improving the health of children
Date: 21st March 2018
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH London
Southwark Council would like to invite you to join the Cleaner Air for Southwark’s Schools network.
Cleaner Air for Southwark’s Schools is an initiative that will bring together schools to share information, ideas and best practice on efforts to tackle air pollution in the borough. Facilitated by the council, the purpose of the network will be to connect and convene schools in the borough, and the meetings will be shaped by the schools themselves.
We would be delighted if you could join us for the first meeting of the network on the 21st March 2018, where you can hear from other schools in the borough and from guest speaker Sheila Watson, Deputy Director at FIA Foundation.
Further meetings will be held quarterly throughout 2018 and will draw on interesting speakers from a range of sectors to discuss the issue of poor air quality.
Sheila Watson will speak about the work that the FIA Foundation has done in London and the world over to help schools tackle poor air quality. The FIA Foundation is an international charity that focuses on sustainable mobility, children’s rights, and the environment. It operates around the world and recently they teamed up with the Mayor of London to commit London to the Breathe Life coalition – which is organised by WHO, UN Environment and Clean Climate and Clean Air Coalition to connect world cities, combine expertise, and share best practice to improve air quality.
To register for the event, please email Signe Norberg at Signe.Norberg@southwark.gov.uk and let her know who will be attending the event from your school. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive updates on Cleaner Air in Southwark’s Schools, please contact Signe.
Air quality is an important issue for schools in Southwark and across London, and the council is keen to engage schools in how to best tackle this growing problem in an educational environment. Participating in the network will give you the chance to discuss practical examples of how to tackle poor air quality in your school and to highlight what measures matter the most to you.