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  • Clean Air Canberra was established in 2022. We are a network of residents who care about the impact on our health and that of our families from toxic levels of residential woodsmoke pollution in our neighbourhoods.

    Our Vision

    To protect our health by clearing our neighbourhoods of domestic woodsmoke pollution.

    BURNING ISSUES
    
    Letters to Lobby Groups
    Clean Air Canberra has written to peak medical and health lobby groups in the ACT seeking their position on residential woodsmoke pollution. Their responses will be posted on this site. 
    
    United Nations Resolution
    Australia signed a UN Resolution on 28 July 2022 reaffirming the human right to a clean and healthy and sustainable environment. That includes clean air. 
    
    Woodsmoke raised in ACT Assembly 
    The problem of woodsmoke pollution was debated in the ACT Legislative Assembly as  members adopted a motion calling on the ACT Government to trial a program that will make it cheaper and easier for households to transition from wood heaters to electric heaters. See the debate here. (Commences at 47.10)
    
    Petition
    If you are concerned about residential woodsmoke pollution or its impact on your health, please sign our petition here. 
    
    Special Offer
    My Air Quality Australia and Purple Air are offering a 10% discount on the cost of any of their monitors from now until 31st August 2022. Purple Air Monitors are small, offer real time air quality monitoring in your neighbourhood, linked to the PurpleAir free online global map and visible on any device. Data can be shared with your community and the general public, giving us real time awareness of pollutants and helping us to protect our health. For more information contact the administrator of My Air Quality Australia.
    
    Monitoring Air Quality
    There are about 20 private air monitors in Canberra measuring air quality in real time. You can see what air pollution is like now in your local area here. 
    
    
Burning wood for domestic heating is responsible for more than two thirds of Canberra’s particle air pollution

Australia signs a UN Resolution on a clean environment for all

Get real time air pollution readings in your neighbourhood with a Purple Air Monitor

PurpleAir online map showing fine particle air pollution levels in Canberra in real time.