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Idling Action in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets and Idling Action London are looking for volunteers who are keen to help improve air quality in their local area. Tower Hamlets is one of 15 boroughs in London taking part in this initiative which aims to improve local air quality across London and is funded by the Mayor of London and supported by Transport for London.

Pairs of volunteers will be hitting the streets in order to engage with drivers who leave their engine idling when it’s unnecessary to do so. Many drivers simply do not realise that idling is bad for air pollution and our approach of positive and constructive engagement has achieved an excellent success rate. The vast majority of drivers are very willing to switch off when encouraged to do so, and pledge not to idle in the future.

As a local Air Quality Champion you will receive training prior to the event when you will learn about air pollution and health and the approach that we use when talking to drivers. You will be given tips on how to be persuasive in a short amount of time, and how to respond to drivers’ possible reasons for idling.

To get involved in Idling Action activities in Tower Hamlets, please complete the volunteer form and you will be contacted by the co-ordinator for Tower Hamlets. For more information about the project please visit the idlingaction.london website.