Stop Wood Burning Pledge

This Clean Air Day, Lambeth is encouraging residents to pledge not to burn wood in their homes. 

By taking a pledge to stop burning wood in your home, you can help clean up Lambeth's air for you, your family and your neighbours. Sign up below to receive updates, support and future campaign activities.

Take our Stop Wood Burning pledge

Why are we encouraging residents to stop burning wood?

Across the UK, burning wood in the home is a major source of small particle pollution (PM2.5) . In Lambeth it’s a bigger source than all petrol and diesel cars.

Both short-term and long-term exposure to PM2.5 increase the risk of poor health and early deaths from cancer and lung and heart disease.

Lambeth’s Climate Action Plan and air pollution targets

Lambeth council has committed to work towards World Health Organisation (WHO) targets on air quality.

As part of our Climate Action Plan, partners across the borough have signed up to breaking the association between inner-London living and poor air quality, pursuing these WHO Air Quality targets.

What is Clean Air Day?

Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector. The campaign aims to improve public understanding of air pollution and encourage people to take up behaviours to tackle it through showcasing initiatives.

Events across the day will demonstrate large scale support for action, giving a mandate to decision makers to facilitate change towards safe and clean air.