DO YOUR BIT FOR POLLUTION EDUCATION
Why not take direct action now? These simple 4 inch by 3 inch glossy leaflets fit neatly in a trouser or coat pocket. As you walk or live around London, you might come across drivers who are leaving their engine running.
Be prepared and give them one of these. It’s a great campaign in which every resident and pedestrian can take action.
It comes with a simple slogan:
SWITCH OFF AND DITCH THE COUGH
This is a great initiative for:
council parking enforcement officers
school gate supervisors
and many more….
Give one of these two leaflets to drivers who are stationary for more than two minutes whilst running their engines. The driver will not be offended if you approach the conversation as follows:
I represent a local community initiative on air pollution.
Could I give you some information?
Then simply walk away. Do NOT engage in trying to persuade the driver. Keep smiling and do not appear angry. I know some of us are passionate about the problem but it is always best to leave emotion out of the situation. The leaflet does the rest. If the driver does not switch off their engine: then the leaflet will make them think. It will have made an impression.