What Is Zero Emissions Day?
Zero Emissions Day is an international day that demands action to create a future without air pollution and takes place on September 21st annually.
The goal of this day is to raise awareness of issues such as the need for cleaner energy sources and to encourage businesses and individuals to help in any way they can. On this day, the aim is to reduce the pressure on our planet by avoiding energy usage that is generated by fossil fuels, such as gasoline or diesel, gas or coal. Alongside this, we should minimise the use of electric power that doesn’t come from renewable sources.
We all have a role to play in the protection of our planet, and there are many ways to get involved.
Take Part in Zero Emissions Day
- Ride your bike instead of driving. Using your bike as a mode of transport is a great way to enjoy some fresh air and get some exercise whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.
- Use public transport. If you need to travel somewhere that requires a mode of transport, opt for public transport or car-share to reduce the number of cars going to one place. This helps to reduce both traffic congestion and pollution in the area.
- Unplug electronics. Turn your electronics off to save energy when you’re not using them! It may seem simple, but it makes a big difference. This includes items such as your computer, phone chargers, TV, kitchen appliances and more.
- Support local businesses that use sustainable practices. For example, look for businesses that are using recycled materials or renewable energy.
- Educate yourself and others. There are so many resources available to learn from. Whether you take a look at documentaries, read articles online or speak to others about climate change, any attempt at seeking out education on the topic is a great start.
Let us know what changes you’ve made to help reduce your carbon emissions.