The Tidy Towns Clean Air Award is one of the Tidy Towns special competitions. It is sponsored by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
Clean air is vital to our health. Heart disease, strokes, lung cancer and respiratory illnesses are all linked to poor air quality. Communities and Tidy Towns can play a vital role in raising awareness of the importance of clean air for people's health and the environment. They also provide a community voice to highlight the need to address local sources of air pollution.
Have you practices in place to minimise air pollution in your community or have you plans to improve air quality? If so, let us know what you're doing and be in with a chance of winning a Clean Air Award. A copy of the application form can be found here. If you'd like to learn more about other Tidy Town Special Awards, please visit www.tidytowns.ie/specialawards
Previous winners have developed awareness campaigns around air quality and have invited members of their communities to be more conscious of how their lives impact on air quality. Examples include;
- Encouraging members of the community to walk or use public transport where possible in order to minimise the number of cars on the roads.
- Encouraging members of the community to move away from fossils fuels in their homes towards cleaner energy sources.