Bath Living Streets are looking for volunteers who are keen to help improve air quality in central Bath. We have organised a series of monthly no idling events targeting idling hotspots in Abbey and Walcot wards and asking drivers who are idling their engines when parked for over a minute to switch off. If you want to learn some valuable behaviour change skills, and help to improve Bath air too, this is the perfect project for you. We will provide you with:
Training that will arm you with air pollution facts, so that you can talk confidently to drivers.
Hints and tips on how to approach people and be persuasive in a short time period.
Pairs of volunteers will then go out on the streets to engage with drivers and ask them to switch off their engines to help improve local air quality. Many drivers simply do not realise that idling is bad for the environment and the approach of positive and constructive engagement has achieved an excellent success rate in other areas. The vast majority of drivers are very willing to switch off when encouraged to do so and pledge not to idle in the future. You’ll be doing something very practical and important to improve the air quality in your local area.