World Car-Free Day in Romania


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World Car-Free Day in Romania

  1. 1. Air pollution
  2. 2. <ul><li>The air that we breathe is part of the atmosphere, a mixture of gases which covers the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>This gaseous system is essential to support life on planet and to protect it from the sun`s harmful rays. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>This complex dynamic natural gaseous system which has been functioning for millions of years is now being threatened by the human activity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is air pollution?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or cause damage to the natural environment or built environment, into the atmosphere. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Which are the main air pollutants?
  7. 7. Natural sources: Volcanoes
  8. 8. Winds
  9. 9. Forest fires
  10. 10. Anthropogenic sources: The industrial smoke
  11. 11. Nuclear pollution
  12. 12. Motor vehicles smoke
  13. 13. Which effects does air pollution have on human beings and the environment?
  14. 14. Ozone depletion <ul><li>The sun`s ultraviolet rays are dangerous for the human health and for the wildlife. The layer of ozone acts like a shield which protects the earth against ultraviolet radiations which cannot reach the earth. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Acid rains <ul><li>Sulfur oxides and nitric oxides are turned into acids which combine themselves with the rain. Acid rains fall over lakes and forests and cause the death of animals, fish and plants. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Smog – urban pollution <ul><li>It is a toxic type of fog formed from gaseous primary pollutants and compounds in the chemical smog. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Rarely use your car! Walk, use your bike or the public transport service! What can we do to reduce air pollution?
  18. 18. “ World Car-Free Day” in Romania
  19. 19. Oradea ‘ Bikers are not a minority!’
  20. 20. Cluj-Napoca ‘ The bikers` march’
  21. 21. Ia ş i ‘ Going out without my car’
  22. 22. Bucure ş ti
  23. 23. Arad ‘Cycling races for schoolchildren’
  24. 24. Baia Mare Young people with disabilities chose to use their wheeling chairs or just walk instead of taking the bus in order to reach their Recovery Center.
  25. 25. Timi ş oara
  26. 26. Slobozia - Chalk drawings -
  27. 27. Bicaz ‘The bikers marathon’
  28. 28. Realized by the pupils of School number 1, Bicaz, Romania, for the Comenius Project “How schoolchildren can contribute to keeping our planet green and clean” This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. “ When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” David Orr