WHAT IS ZERO EMISSIONS DAY?
Zero Emissions Day is an International Day of Action to demand a future without air pollution which is contributing to global warming.
The goal of Zero Emissions Day is to raise awareness of the need for cleaner energy sources over fossil fuels and to encourage individuals and businesses to do their part to protect the environment. Many people participate by pledging to avoid using polluting transportation. Others use the day to learn about renewable energy & natural resources, such as solar and wind power.
Zero Emissions Day is an important reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet towards a future of environmental sustainability.
HOW TO CELEBRATE ZERO EMISSIONS DAY
There are many ways to get involved in Zero Emissions Day, whether you live in a big city or a small town. Here are some ideas to get you started:
– RIDE YOUR BIKE INSTEAD OF DRIVING.
This is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and get some exercise at the same time!
– DITCH THE CAR FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT
If you can’t ride your bike, take the bus or train instead. This will help reduce traffic and pollution in your city. Walking is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. If you have to drive, try carpooling with friends or family to reduce the number of cars on the road.
– TURN OFF YOUR ELECTRONICS
Save energy by unplugging your devices when you’re not using them. This includes your computer, TV, and phone chargers.
– TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS AND ELECTRONICS FOR ONE HOUR.
This will save energy and help cut down on pollution.
– LOCAL BUSINESSES: GO GREEN FOR THE DAY
Economic sustainability is just as important as environmental sustainability!
- SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE LOCAL BUSINESSES
This is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment. Look for businesses that use recycled materials, renewable energy or sustainable practices.
– PLANT TREES!
Trees not only help to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but they also provide shade and shelter for local wildlife. Join a tree-planting event in your community, or simply plant a tree in your own backyard.
– EDUCATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Read articles, watch documentaries, and have conversations with family and friends about what we can do to stop climate change. Post on social media and share helpful articles. One person can make a difference, but it takes all of us working together to make a real impact.