Other York events

Impact of Air Pollution - Adventures from the Living Lab

This event is accessible and open to all ages. It will be a mixture of events, activities, music, and talks.
Past event - 2022
11 May Stands open from 3:30pm until 6:30pm along Serpentine Walk on Lord Mayor's Walk. Talks will take place at 4pm and 6pm.
York St John University - Serpentine Walk and Fountain's Lecture Theatre, Lord Mayor's Walk,
York YO31 7EX
This special event is the culmination of a semester long pilot scheme bringing together diverse disciplines, from art to science and everything in between, to tackle the growing problem of air pollution. LIVING LAB: Learning at the Junction – Street Festival. Students and staff from 10 different academic subjects have been collaborating since February to investigate the burning social and ecological issue of local air quality. At this street festival they share their learning and advocacy through performances, citizen science activities, zines and talks. There will be music and refreshments av...

Impact of poor air quality from a personal perspective

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah (Executive Director of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation)
A former teacher, Rosamund became a clean air advocate after her 9-year-old daughter, Ella, died in 2013 from a rare and severe form of asthma. Rosamund is now a World Health Organisation advocate for health and air quality and gave a talk on health and climate at COP26.

Past, present and the future for air quality in the UK

Professor Ally Lewis (Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York and a Director of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science)
Air pollution has impacted public health for hundreds of years, and continues to be the largest cause of global preventable death. Reducing the impacts of pollution needs action right across society, tackling visible sources such as traffic and industry and less obvious ones from agriculture, homes and domestic products. How clean the air will be in the future will depend partly on the national choices made around Net Zero and decarbonisation, alongside further actions we take personally at home and work.