How to improve air quality where you live.
Things you can do
Avoid using your car
Walk, bike, e-bike or use public transport
Choose wisely when buying a new car: avoid diesel, go for frugal and eco-efficient models.
Find better ways to heat your home than with stoves or fireplaces.
Use centralized pickup points or bike couriers when internet shopping.
Greenery in your front yard or building facade helps.
Ventilate after cooking with gas, or during vacuuming.
Ventilate outside of peak traffic hours.
Keep the streetside windows closed.
Join organisations who press the issue of air quality.
Things you and your neighbours can do
Talk to your neighbours and family about the CurieuzeNeuzen experiment.
Consider sharing a car with your neighbours.
Go green with your street. Add greenery to improve air quality.
Push sustainable mobility: organize a bike bus, support traffic education.
Address cut-through traffic problems with your local council.
Consider converting your street to a low-traffic or even car-free living street.
Things your city can do
Clean air is a basic human right; claim it.
Enlist schools, sport clubs and other organisations to deal with the air quality problem.
Be creative in drawing attention to air quality issues.
Exert pressure on governing powers to focus on structural solutions.