Hubbub is partnering with King’s College London to track the personal exposure of ten Londoners over seven days. This study will provide a unique insight into how exposure to poor air changes across different daily routines. Is walking better than sitting in a taxi? How polluted is the tube? How clean is the air in our offices?

The monitoring will be backed by public polling to gain a broader understanding about the level of public concern and awareness of the problem of air pollution.

The monitoring and polling are the first phase of a new air quality campaign that Hubbub will be launching in May, backed by a growing coalition of businesses. Hubbub has been investigating the growing concern around air quality which was dramatically illustrated through the Pollution Pods created by artist Michael Pinsky and visited by our resident vlogger Sarah.

Upcoming events

As part of the campaign development, Hubbub is supporting a series of knowledge sharing events. Details of these are below. If you would be interested in attending any please email [email protected].

1) Consolidated delivery event: Grosvenor and TFL

Hear from organisations who are applying innovative thinking to find ways to reduce traffic and improve air quality in the West End; including First Mile and Anglo Office group. This event is an opportunity to share ideas and explore practical solutions.

When: Wednesday 6th March, 0900 – 1200

Where: 70 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1K 3JP

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2)   Air quality briefing: British Retail Consortium & Hubbub UK

This retail sector briefing event will explore air quality policy trends, the impacts on business and the opportunities for the sector to engage both government and consumers. The event includes expert input from ClientEarth and a case study from Ocado.  

When: Thursday 7th March, 1300-1530

Where: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG


3) Air quality briefing: Legal Sustainability Alliance & Hubbub UK

This legal sector briefing event will explore government policy, how the law is being used to accelerate action and what more can be done to cut Londoner’s exposure to poor air quality. ClientEarth will present the legal action taken to-date, and successive plans and proposals that have been put forward.

When: Tuesday 26th March, 0830 – 1030

Where: Slaughter & May, 1 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YY

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The events will help to inform a wide range of practical interventions that will be announced in May. If you are interested in becoming part of the coalition helping to shape these interventions please do email [email protected]