An exciting project for me now is the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) funded Air Quality Bid (2022-2024). A joint project between ECC and Essex Highways – comprising of a theatre performance in schools on the effects of bad air quality and what pupils can do to improve it, monitoring around schools within Air Quality Management Area’s (AQMA) and un upgrade to the current Essex Air website.
I’ve also been working alongside our Communications Manager to commission and deliver a safer, greener, healthier photoshoot. We are creating a library of images which displays “real” people of Essex walking and cycling to work, leisure or school. These images will be used online, in social media posts and in relevant printed documents, with the aim to “normalise” active travel modes for everyday journeys.