Day 264 – The worldwide movement known as Zero Emissions Day, or ZeDay, began on September 21st, 2008, and aims to encourage the use of renewable energy sources to “give the planet a day off” from emissions.
Here are some ways you can celebrate the day:
- Consider riding your bike or car pooling today.
- Consider utilizing solar or battery (rechargeable) operated devices.
- Consider making meals that can be made with minimal energy or no energy at all, like a salad.
Does reducing emissions really make an impact?
The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a Greenhouse Gases Equivalencies Calculator which shows the equivalencies for energy-related emissions reductions so each individual can see their impact as it relates to their lifestyle.
Even though Zero Emissions Day is celebrated only once a year, it is definitely something we need to work towards to achieve on a daily basis. The only way we will be able to combat global warming is to reduce the green house gasses being emitted into the atmosphere. Achieving zero emissions will be a game changer.
To read about 10 ways to help your home achieve net zero emissions click HERE.
Tomorrow, cutting out plastic cutlery.