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In 10 cities of Ukraine, the “Breathe Freely!” street safety campaign was launched

9. 2. 2023,
Activists hand out reflective flip bracelets to footers and cyclists and talk about how to monitor air quality and radiation levels.

As part of the campaign, activists distribute reflective flip bracelets to pedestrians and cyclists and explain how important it is for them to be visible to drivers on dark streets. After all, street lighting is limited in all cities in the evenings, and in some cities the lights are turned off altogether. This leads to an increase in the number of accidents involving pedestrians and injuries on the roads.
Activists also remind that an automatic system of public air quality and radiation monitoring works in all regions. Therefore, Ukrainians, especially people who belong to vulnerable categories, can check for excessive environmental pollution before taking a walk, on the map
Or connect the Smog alarm chatbot and receive notifications about the danger of the environment immediately in Telegram on your phone.
Call “Breathe freely!” is also a reminder of the liberation struggle of Ukrainians for freedom from the Russian occupiers.

The campaign “Breathe freely!” initiated by the “Clean Air for Ukraine” program with the financial support of the Transition Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the National Endowment for Democracy (USA).

The campaign was supported by friendly public organizations and universities from Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Ternopil, Kropyvnytskyi, Kremenchuk, Ternopil, Kropyvnytskyi.

We would like to thank the partner public organizations for their cooperation and support of the street safety campaign:
Arnika Association,
Ecoclub Rivne,
“Free Arduino” and EcoCity,
Green world – Friends of the Earth,
Public rating,
Kremenchug National University,
Dnipro Polytechnic.

Let Ukrainians breathe freely and feel safe in free, independent Ukraine!


Thanks for the photo: “Ekosense”, “Flora”

Clean Air for Ukraine

This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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