Global Action Plan (GAP), which is behind the annual Clean Air Day campaign, has merged with the charity London Sustainability Exchange (LSx).
In a joint statement, the two charities say all of the LSx staff team are now GAP employees, joining the GAP offices in Borough, and all existing LSx projects will continue under the stewardship of the existing team.
LSx was founded in 2001 and pioneered the Cleaner Air 4 Schools and Communities programmes, which have raised the voices of children and disadvantaged communities in tackling air pollution.
They also have co-ordinated and managed the Sustainable City awards in the capital.
GAP says their organisation will benefit from LSx’s grassroots community engagement skills and supporter networks.
LSx chair, Jennette Arnold AM OBE, has joined the GAP board as a trustee.
The LSx name will be used for specific projects where the LSx method of community engagement is being applied.
Chris Large, senior partner at GAP, said: ‘I am very excited by the opportunities brought by the fantastic LSx team joining GAP. Their skills and resources, their ideas and connections, and their proven impact will ensure our work will reach into the heart of communities, which is critical for the environmental movement to flourish.’
Gail Freeman, interim chief executive of LSx said: ‘The climate emergency and the air pollution health crisis demand that environmental groups work ever more seamlessly. Joining up with Global Action Plan will enable us to secure the legacy of Samantha Heath, who led LSx with such skill until shortly before her passing earlier in 2019.’