Greener Duns marked national Clean Air Day, last Thursday 16th June, by showcasing its new No Idling signs which will be going up in Duns shortly to encourage drivers of cars, vans, lorries and buses to switch their engines off when they are stationary.
The signs, which were designed by Alex Watson of Greener Duns, have the full backing of both Scottish Borders Council and Duns Community Council, and an example of one was put up in Duns Town Square for the morning so that passers-by could have a look at it and give their feedback.
The Greener Duns team set up a stall in the Square with posters and leaflets about the importance of clean air and the harm that unnecessary vehicle emissions can cause to our lungs. Reaction to the sign was overwhelmingly positive and some of the most important visitors to the stall were children from three nurseries in Duns – Polly Wolly Doodle, Links Nursery, and Allsorts Childcare Centre – some of whom had made excellent posters about protecting the environment from harmful fumes.
We expect the signs to go up in the centre of Duns shortly and we’re looking forward to breathing cleaner air when we’re enjoying a coffee, chatting with friends and strolling through Duns.