Zero Emissions Day, also known as “ZeDay”, was first launched in 2008 in Nova Scotia and is now globally recognized. It is a day of action to encourage people to make more climate-friendly choices for a future without air pollution, which significantly contributes to the ongoing climate changes.
Every year on September 21st, people around the world participate in activities aimed at reducing carbon and GHG emissions. Zero Emissions Day is a great reminder that we all have a part to play in protecting our planet and towards building a more sustainable future.
Here are some tips on how you can take part, every action, no matter how big or small, counts!
- Bike to your destination instead of using the car
- Unplug non-essential devices and electronics when you’re not using them, like phone chargers.
- Use minimal lights in your home, or better yet, turn off all lights and electronics for a few hours during the day. You can opt for a book or play a board game instead!
- Shop locally and sustainably. A great way to reduce your carbon footprint is by choosing more plant-based options and purchasing locally-grown or made products.
- Better yet, you can make it a no-spend day and purchase nothing new.
- Ditch single-use plastics! Remember to bring your reusable bags and utensils when going out and about.
- Educate yourself and others about climate change and what part we have in creating a more sustainable future.