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Clean Air Night
(07/12/23)
Posted by : UKSSN

Help to spark a conversation about wood burning by sharing the facts with your school and community.

Up to now, it’s been easy to associate the glow of a fire or wood burner with comfort. Pressures on household finances may have tempted more people towards burning wood in the belief that it’s cheaper or more environmentally friendly.

However, we want to help protect people and planet by shining a light on these myths and letting you know that in fact, wood burning hurts your wallet, your health and the planet.

New evidence shows wood burning actually:

  • Harms your wallet: wood burning is almost always more expensive than other forms of heating.
  • Harms your health: lighting fires in our homes is the largest source of harmful small particulate matter air pollution in the UK.
  • Harms the planet: wood burning creates more harmful CO2 emissions compared to other forms of heating and we cannot reproduce trees fast enough to offset the CO2 emitted by burning wood.

Below are 3 ways you can spread the word within your school and local community:

1. Share the facts about wood burning on social media - find everything you need here.

2. Send a newsletter to parents explaining why you’re supporting Clean Air Night – get your free template here. 

3. Put up posters on your community notice board or at school pick up points – email [email protected] for your free resources.  

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