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Air Quality Business Breakfast

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Attention is often focused on the capital, but air pollution in towns and villages across Sussex can be amongst the worst in the UK, sometimes reaching just one point off the worst possible level. Most of this pollution comes from the vehicles used by local businesses. The solutions to solving our clean air crisis should benefit business and consumers. They will help protect the health of employees and make Sussex a more desirable place to work and live.

Improving local air quality is vital to ensuring our area is a healthy and vibrant place to live, work, visit and do business in.

Our speakers will explain the negative impacts of poor air quality and how it affects our economy. They will also present a case study from one business that has grabbed an economic opportunity to develop a new service that will contribute towards cleaning up our air.

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Dr Kirsty Smallbone and Dr Kevin Wyche, University of Brighton
Those most at risk from local air pollution are the elderly, children and those with heart or lung conditions. Kirsty and Kevin will talk about the problems of air pollution, where it comes from, how it affects us, our children, our parents and our environment and importantly, discuss what may be the best ways to reduce our exposure to it.


Anna Czerska, airAlert
airAlert is a service that sends free text messages to vulnerable people, informing them about poor air pollution levels in their area. Project officer, Anna Czerska, will explain how it works and introduce other schemes that can be put in place by businesses to improve air quality.


Sam Keam, Recharge Cargo
About half of the particles causing poor air quality come from vehicles. Sam Keam, Founder and Director at Recharge Cargo, will give a short presentation on urban freight, its contribution to congestion and air pollution, and how Recharge Cargo's carbon neutral, electric courier business is addressing the issue.




This event is part of the Green Growth Platform events programme, helping to grow the green economy across Sussex. The Green Growth Platform is a green business network that offers its members a unique package of business support, innovation, grants, skills, training and events delivered by a team of industry experts, business advisors and leading academics. The platform is free to join - the aim is to work closely with SMEs to support them in reducing their environmental impact, whilst creating opportunities for them to supply the emerging green economy and grow their business to the next level.

Please be advised that photography and filming will be carried out at the event for use on the GGP and Muon Events website, marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the GGP and Muon Events photographing, filming, and using your image and likeness.






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