Transport choices make a significant difference to global carbon emissions. This topic takes a look at how people and goods make their way to school and if we can make more sustainable choices.  With air pollution being responsible for 3 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012, it is important that we make transport choices that protect air quality. 

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Cycling Scotland – Bikeability

Cycle training gives pupils skills and confidence to cycle safely and become a biking expert.

Cycling Scotland - Cycle Friendly Schools

Cycle Friendly School supports more children to enjoy the benefits of cycling and ride their bikes more often.

JRSO - Junior Road Safety Officers

Activities organised by your school's JRSO group can be included in your Eco-Schools Transport Action Plan.

OPAL Lichen Air Quality Project

SEPA scientists are looking at how lichen can give us a picture of air quality over a longer time period, and it’s something anyone can get involved in.

SEPA - Making the Case for the Environment

Find out more about how air pollution affects your health with this air pollution infographic from SEPA.

Sustrans Scotland - Hands Up Survey

Looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.


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