2019 was a big year for ICAP

  • ICAP formed in March 2019
  • We’ve held five ICAP meetings, over 100 members attended, councillors and Islington pollution team
  • 500 Twitter followers
  • Created ICAPs mandate through our series of meetings with members from schools across Islington
  • Met with E&R team and a meeting with Claudia Webbe resulted in a collaboration for a Clean Air Schools toolkit that parents can use to ask schools to implement change.
  • ICAP members joined six Islington Friday Climate Strike marches
  • ICAP Clean Air Petition launched for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Islington, gaining over 600 signatures
  • ICAP met with Emily Thornberry MP
  • Launch of ICAP brand and website 
  • ICAP Clean Air event at Islington Town Hall, clean air panel included esteemed speakers: Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Ian Mudway – Kings College, Aaresh Saleh – Doctors against Diesel, David Smith – Little Ninja, Claire Jones – Mums for Lungs.
  • Followed by Islington general election clean air hustings led by Rosalind Readhead included: Caroline Russell – Green party, Richard Watts – Labour, Nick Wakening – Liberal Democrats. 
  • New Facebook page
  • Meeting with Islington pollution officers to start writing Islington Schools Clean Air Toolkit, to launch in 2020
  • Nearly 200 members have joined ICAP. Join here

ICAP in the press: 

  1. Islington Gazette, ICAP members and new parents Monica and Sebastian, 
  2. Evening Standard & Daily Mail, Lucy Facer responds to Imperial College research showing 76% of Islington’s green spaces exceed legal limits, 
  3. Islington Tribune, Helena Farstad campaigning to save mature trees by Highbury roundabout
  4. Hanover magazine, Miranda talks about how to climate activism
  5. Islington Gazette, ICAP co-founders call for car ownership to be halved

Published by Islington Clean Air Parents

We are a fast growing group of parents and carers in Islington, highly concerned about the illegal levels of air pollution in the borough. Our members tell us they want to see more action being taken and faster.

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