Making a difference
You can make a difference to reduce pollution in your area too by trying some of the actions below:
Walk or cycle to school
You could walk or cycle to school with friends, which won't create any pollution at all and it benefits your health. Walking or cycling is better that travelling by public transport, and much better than travelling by car.
Travel by public transport
It is more environmentally friendly if we use buses or trains whenever we can as this will reduce the number of cars on the road generating pollution. Every little bit makes a difference – and we all have a role to play in cleaning up our air.
Don't leave your electronic devices such as TV's, computers, DVD's on stand-by mode. Switch them off completely and you will save about 10% more electricity. Less electricity consumed means less power produced and fewer pollutants released into the air from burning of fossil fuels. It will also save money in the long run.
Use renewable energy
Using 'renewable' energy is a way of reducing emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. Examples include solar power, wind turbines and hydroelectricity.