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.