Anti-Pollution Drive was founded on 2nd October, 2014. It began as a conversation among a group of friends and like-minded people who felt deeply about the issue of pollution and its effect on public health.

While initially it was named ‘Action not Words’, in order to act upon every issue faced by the public, the drive was later named ‘Anti-Pollution Drive’ to specifically focus on improving the health of people affected by pollution. An organization that started off with one person working for a cause, Anti Pollution Drive, also known as APD Foundation or APDF, is now a registered member organization.