About Us

Green School Runs is a UK registered charity (No. 1189167) founded in London NW3 by a group of local parents concerned with poor air quality caused by traffic congestion in Hampstead, North London.

Hampstead has the highest concentration of schools in Europe, with 21 schools within a 1 mile radius. A wealth of data on air quality in NW3 has been collected and it shows a clear correlation between school run hours and the number of vehicles on the road.

 

Green School Runs is an outcome-focused group who encourages local schools, parents and authorities to implement practical solutions to reduce traffic and air pollution in NW3, especially those linked with the school run.

 

Our current projects include:

  • promote active school travel, like walking buses

  • reducing traffic around schools, through park and stride and school bus initiatives

  • engage with schools, to raise awareness of air pollution and promote schemes that incentives active school transport

  • engage with other groups and authorities working in the space of air pollution and transport to promote more environmentally responsible travel choices

Our Vision

Clean air for everyone in cities where citizens can walk, cycle or use public transport easily and safely.

 
Image by Jonathan Chng

Our Mission

  • provide realistic alternatives to driving, particularly during the school run

  • increase awareness on the effects and causes of air pollution

  • improve the health of citizens through the reduction of air pollution.

We Need Your Help 

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