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#ZeroEmissionsDay Sep. 21 2019

ZeDay (Zero Emissions Day) Guidelines are simple:
1. Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal. 
2. Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. 
3. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally. 
4. Do your best, have fun, enjoy the day!

Our world is counting on us
It’s up to each of us to take care of our planet at this point. When your driving something this large you have to stop every now and then — reflect on what’s working and what’s not working — and set a new course for where you really want to be. Zero Emissions Day provides just that opportunity to benefit everything and everyone on our planet.


Zero Emissions Day

What you can do today…

  • Leave your car and / or public transport pass at home and walk, bike or skate to work. Whatever method of transportation you use, make sure that it doesn’t require any fuel or electricity. And who knows, perhaps you will discover exciting hidden gems somewhere you thought you knew so well!
  • Minimize your appliance use on ZeDay. Have a lovely candle-lit dinner or read a book. You can play a board game or two, practise drawing (like you were planning to do for the past 3 years) – get creative!

What else can I do?

  • Plant a tree. Or maybe a bush, or some flowers, or a small herb garden on your balcony – the point is, add more plants! We all know that plants absorb carbon dioxide and transform it into oxygen. So, this is a simple way to undo some of the damage that we have already done to the planet and make it at least a bit prettier.
  • Switch over to paper-less billing. Paper bills contribute to carbon emissions in several ways. Loggers cut down trees (which reduces the amount of natural CO2 “converters”). Then, a papermill uses them to manufacture paper (a process that releases many harmful emissions), after this paper goes in a big adventure full of emissions. Then the company transforms some of it into envelopes. Some of it gets sent to big warehouses, from where it travels to companies and governmental offices so that they can print it and send it to you. For instance, most of the transport that is used in this process isn’t “green”, so it takes a lot of emissions for you to get a message. However, in the modern age of Internet, many companies and governmental branches allow you to receive all correspondence from them online. Take 10 minutes of your day (yes, you are allow to circumvent the “minimize your appliance use” rule for this!) to make a change that will help you reduce your carbon footprint in the years to come.

    [details taken from Whatsorb]