Children are among the most vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. Since 2017, the Sustainability Team have been installing green screens in schools across Lambeth, to reduce student’s exposure to air pollution.
These Hedera Ivy screens capture and block particulate pollution, protecting students from traffic emissions from nearby roads.
The screens have a number of other benefits; they enhance privacy for the school, provide valuable habitat for biodiversity, as well as an opportunity for the students to learn and engage with nature.
Hedera Ivy screens have been installed at St Helen's Catholic School, Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Children With Speech and Language Impairment, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Stockwell Primary School, Loughborough Primary School. We are planning to roll out additional green screens at other schools in the future.