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What is zero-emissions day?

What is zero-emissions day?

Zero emissions Day (Ze Day) is celebrated on September 21st. It first started in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008. Its objective is to give the planet a 24h break from fossil fuels and raise awareness about the harm that carbon emissions cause. 

On the same week, we also have Car Free Day, World’s Gratitude Day and International Day of peace. 

How can you join Ze Day?

Many of you can’t simply turn electricity off so here are a few tips to help you reduce your emissions for Ze Day and every day: 

  1. Work out what your real carbon footprint is. Without knowing it’s impossible to take any action towards decreasing it. 
  2. Minimize driving as much as possible; walking, biking, using public transportation or even carpooling are great ways to do this.
  3. Look for renewable energy providers for your home.

  4. Reduce your at home energy use by switching to LED lights or just washing your clothes and not drying them. 
  5. Buy locally sourced ingredients.
  6. Reduce your food waste and compost
  7. Vote like your future depends on it...cause it does! 
  8. Don’t buy fast fashion; try to buy second hand or slow fashion.
  9. Eat less meat

How many of this are you already doing or want to start doing? Let us know!

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