Air pollution is a big issue in the UK, particularly for those of us living in cities. Poor air quality has been found to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 months, costing the NHS up to £20 billion a year. Air pollutions levels, specifically Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), have continued to exceed EU standards for a number of roads in Brighton.
Air pollution even at low levels exacerbates the symptoms of underlying illnesses such as respiratory disease and asthma and levels of air pollution in Brighton are unacceptable.
That's why BPEC is working with Argyll Environmental to increase awareness and tackle this important issue. Breathe in Brighton is our campaign, aimed at promoting sustainable forms of transport that reduce pollution. We want to encourage local people to use public transport and to cycle as much as they can. Engaging with the Council we want to make cycling safer in Brighton & Hove.
We held an event! - find out more
At the Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD. Speakers included Keith Taylor MEP and representatives from the Council, Client Earth and the University of Sussex.
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If you would like to get involved supporting this cause, please become a member of Brighton Peace and Environment Centre, or apply to volunteer with us and donate your time.
Between 7 and 20 March 2016, we’ll be hosting our annual Will for Peace willwriting scheme - Make a Will Fortnight, giving you the opportunity to write a will for the first time or update an existing will to reflect your current wishes. Experienced will-writing solicitors have agreed to participate in the scheme and have given up their time for free. See more on Free Wills Month.
A legacy to charity in your Will is a lasting memorial to your generosity and concern for others. Many charities, including BPEC, rely heavily on all forms of charitable donation including legacy donations to fund their continuing work.
Thanks to the kindness and concern of our supporters over the years, BPEC has been able to continuing its work valuable work in the community for over 20 years.
By leaving a legacy to BPEC, you can continue to play your part in the peace movement and raise awareness of environmental and gloabl issues for generations to come. We will use your legacy to continue our work to inspire action through learning about the world, encourage people to explore the links between their own lives and with people, places and issues globally.
If you would like to consider legacy giving or making a Will for Peace please download our guide and application form HERE.
Two participating solicitors in Brighton are:
Edward Harte LLP, Tom Callagham, 01273 662 750, 6 Pavillion Parade, Brighton, BN2 1RA, www.edward-harte.co.uk
Sussex Law Solicitors, Jonathan Horner, 01273 561312, 45 Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, BN1 8TA, www.sussexlawsolicitors.co.uk