Archway ZEN has organised action events with Idling Action London for Clean Air Day and Car Free Day 2018.
Leaving engines running while stationary is an unnecessary source of air pollution. Here at Archway ZEN we want to raise awareness of engine idling and reduce the levels of engine idling in Archway.
Idling Action events are a fun way to make a difference in your community. In pairs you hit the streets to engage with idling drivers and passersby about the effects of idling on local air quality. Their approach is to invite drivers to join our campaign and switch off their engines when parked. When approached in a friendly and non-judgemental way, over 80% of drivers switch off when asked, and many pledge to give up the idling habit for good.
If you want to learn some valuable behaviour change skills, and help to improve London air too, this is the perfect project for you.
Idling Action provide you with:
- Training that will arm you with air pollution facts, so that you can talk confidently to drivers.
- Hints and tips on how to approach people and be persuasive in a short time period.
- Skills to facilitate an educational game, which draws out the learning elements of play.
You’ll be doing something very practical to significantly improve the air quality in your area, and we hope you’ll feel a sense of satisfaction having done so. Please check out the volunteer page for more information.