David Smith

David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the dangerously high air pollution children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for a change in traffic light phasing during the toxic school run, to reduce emissions from vehicles start-stop-idling in congested traffic.

David says:

"I've lived in South London all my life and grew up in Putney/Wandsworth. I’m a happily married, father of four beautiful children, two teenagers, a three-year-old and a baby.
We don’t own a car. We walk, scoot, cycle and for longer journeys we travel by bus, tube, train and the occasional taxi.
We worry about the air our children breathe every day. I’ve told my children that they are little ninjas fighting for their future health against invisible #PollutantMonsters and that they must protect themselves by staying away from idling vehicles.
They do their best but they cannot win this battle for life on their own. "

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David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the dangerously high air pollution children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for a change in traffic light phasing during the toxic school run, to reduce emissions from vehicles start-stop-idling in congested traffic.
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David Smith is a father on a mission to reduce the effects of London air pollution by reducing the highly polluting fumes children breathe everyday whilst they travel to school. He’s campaigning for ‘Keep Clear’ road markings to be used at bus shelters to prevent traffic idling whilst children wait.

David Smith's Tweets

We need smaller equipment in different places to draw a real picture of the pollution in cities - kind of micro-management system.

In London children exposure five times more to air pollution than adults every day.😟David Smith, @LittleNinjaUK
#zeropollution

Would you like to hear our panelists’ experiences about air pollution: How is air quality in their hometown?
@ICLEI_Europe @PatrycjaDS @VaisalaSuomi @LittleNinjaUK @GreenOslo2019 4

For us in the UK the live panel discussion starts at 1pm!!
So going live right now!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXdFDvHEpSo
@BBvoice4all @OneLambeth_Just @MicheleRagusa6 @HighburyKeep @kimbarrett @SaveColumbiaRd @emmasarahb @Mohammad12akib @ioisours @BekahBexi @steviethecab @visitcamberwell

2pm today - not to be confused with 7pm tomorrow - both will be well worth your time. https://twitter.com/LittleNinjaUK/status/1422834664994127875

Today at 2pm, as part of a live panel discussion, I'll be talking about how Little Ninja UK started, local air monitoring and ways to reduce children's #airpollution exposure. 👉🏾 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXdFDvHEpSo
@LDN_environment @globalactplan @cleanairfund @EDFCleanAir @cities_clean 4

This will be an excellent talk about air quality and the impact of LTNs on it. Please join if you can. @damienegan @JanetDaby @LewishamMayores @SophieMcGeevor https://twitter.com/littleninjauk/status/1420652352613326848

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