Welcome to JorAir!

Find out about air quality in York

Welcome to JorAir - City of York Council's new air quality website.

JorAir - it's your air, help protect it!

Latest news is published below as and when it happens...check back regularly for updates!

The various sections of the site can be accessed using the menu to the right of the page. Kids, you can click on the image below to go straight to the fun stuff!

Kids, click here to go to the Kids Zone

Latest News

Did you switch off for National Clean Air Day?

News image Lots of people in York did! Staff from CYC, the University of York, York NHS and Amey, along with some local councillors spent the day encouraging people to switch off their engines whilst waiting and thanking those that had already done so.

We had a great response with many drivers switching off when asked. Keep up the good work everyone!

#NationalCleanAirDay trended at 1 on UK twitter for 5 hours on National Clean Air Day 2017, reaching 38 million people!
Posted 19th June 2017

National Clean Air Day - Thursday 15th June!

News image Remember, today is National Clean Air Day! What will you do to reduce air pollution?

Remember to walk or cycle whenever possible. If you do need to take the car, then please remember to switch off your engine when parked.

Decide what you are going to do and make your pledge at https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/pledge

Thanks for your support.

Posted 15th June 2017

Getting air aware at Copmanthorpe Primary School

News image Pupils at Copmanthorpe School will be making air quality pledges today following an exciting hands on air quality workshop delivered by Dr Ruth Purvis from the National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at the University of York.

We hope you have a fantastic day learning about air quality and a big thank you to the school and the University of York for supporting National Clean Air Day.

If your school wants to hold an event for National Clean Air Day on 15th June it isn’t too late.

Check out the National Clean Air Day schools pack at

There’s lots more air quality information and games for kids right here in the
JorAir kids zone

Posted 7th June 2017

Make a Clean Air Pledge

News image National Clean Air Day is just around the corner so now is the time to start thinking about what you will do to help reduce the amount of pollution you create.

Decide what you are going to do and make your pledge at

Thinking about leaving the car at home?
Visit https://www.itravelyork.info/
for alternative travel information in York

If you do need to take the car then please remember to switch off your engine
when parked.

Posted 6th June 2017

Get involved in National Clean Air Day

News image The UK’s first National Clean Air Day takes place on 15th June 2017.

City of York Council's Public Protection team will be organising anti-idling awareness events at schools and other locations throughout the city on this day. Please get in touch if you would be interested in hosting an event, by emailing public.protection@york.gov.uk

To find out more about National Clean Air Day and download free resources visit https://www.cleanairday.org.uk

Posted 25th April 2017

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