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Zero Emission Day: No Fossil Fuel Transport

by: Ariana M
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Zero Emissions Day (ZeDay) is the global 24-hour moratorium on the use of fossil fuels. This movement was started to “give the planet one day off a year” and is organized in September. There are four simple guidelines:

Zero Emission Day: Guidelines

  • Don’t use or burn oil, gas, or coal.
  • Minimize or eliminate the use of electricity generated by fossil fuels.
  • Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate typically.
  • Do your best, have fun and enjoy the day.

ZeDay can also be used as an opportunity to raise awareness of the amounts of fossil fuels that are used worldwide every single day. We are going to use this opportunity to share with you some exciting and lesser-known ways in which you could minimize your carbon footprint on the day itself and long-term.

Zero Emission Day: What Can You Do

Leave your car and 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 new hidden gems somewhere you thought you knew so well!

Recommended: Green Trains Or Flying High? Travel The Globe Sustainable

  • Minimize your appliance use on ZeDay. Have a lovely candle-lit dinner, read a book, play a board game or two, practice drawing (like you were planning to do for the past three years) – get creative!
  • 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 paperless billing. Paper bills contribute to carbon emissions in several ways. For example, trees get cut down (which reduces the amount of natural CO2 “converters”), then they are used to manufacture paper (a process that releases many harmful emissions). Then this paper goes on a big adventure full of emissions. Some of it gets transformed into envelopes, some of it gets sent to big warehouses, from where it travels to companies and government offices so that they can print it and send it to you. 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. Luckily, in the modern age of the Internet, many companies and governmental braches allow you to receive all correspondence from them online. Take 10 minutes of your day (yes, you are permitted 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.

No Fossil Fuel: What You Can Do Tomorrow

  • Switch to more energy-efficient appliances. This is perhaps advice that you will see most often, but it is one that can make a lot of difference. You could save a large portion of your energy bill by switching to LED light bulbs and high-efficiency appliances.
  • Stop buying fast fashion. Fast fashion is problematic in more ways than one, and the production of excessive amounts of low-quality clothing, transporting it from the overseas, and short life cycle of the items are just a few ways in which this industry plays a significant role in increasing carbon emissions. There are better alternatives out there: we have previously discussed the circular fashion movement and introduced you to different technologies that could become the future of sustainable clothing. Being sustainable is trendy!
  • Speaking of the circular economy – next time you are looking for something for your house, stop by your nearest charity or thrift shop. There are many fantastic items there that can still be used for decades to come; all it takes is some tender loving care. There are also a lot of unique things to be found; they genuinely don’t make them like they used to anymore.
  • Get some solar chargers to use for your phone, tablet, and other small devices. These days there is a vast selection of external batteries, backpacks, and even tents that are powered with solar energy. There are also solar-powered e-bikes, wireless keyboards, Bluetooth speakers, and lights in case you want to take in one step further (or simply enjoy spending time in the sun).
  • Vote for greener energy. This is perhaps the most crucial tip of all – governments and companies need to know that we care about where our power comes from. Make sure to support green causes and, if possible, don’t purchase from companies that are against making our planet a better place.

What other ways do you know to reduce your carbon footprint? Share your tips in the comments!

Before you go!

Recommended: Solar Team Eindhoven The Netherlands Presents: The Solar Car

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Zero Emission Day: No Fossil Fuel Transport

Zero Emissions Day (ZeDay) is the global 24-hour moratorium on the use of fossil fuels. This movement was started to “give the planet one day off a year” and is organized in September. There are four simple guidelines: Zero Emission Day: Guidelines Don’t use or burn oil, gas, or coal. Minimize or eliminate the use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate typically. Do your best, have fun and enjoy the day. ZeDay can also be used as an opportunity to raise awareness of the amounts of fossil fuels that are used worldwide every single day. We are going to use this opportunity to share with you some exciting and lesser-known ways in which you could minimize your carbon footprint on the day itself and long-term. Zero Emission Day: What Can You Do Leave your car and 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 new hidden gems somewhere you thought you knew so well! Recommended:  Green Trains Or Flying High? Travel The Globe Sustainable Minimize your appliance use on ZeDay. Have a lovely candle-lit dinner, read a book, play a board game or two, practice drawing (like you were planning to do for the past three years) – get creative! 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 paperless billing. Paper bills contribute to carbon emissions in several ways. For example, trees get cut down (which reduces the amount of natural CO2 “converters”), then they are used to manufacture paper (a process that releases many harmful emissions). Then this paper goes on a big adventure full of emissions. Some of it gets transformed into envelopes, some of it gets sent to big warehouses, from where it travels to companies and government offices so that they can print it and send it to you. 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. Luckily, in the modern age of the Internet, many companies and governmental braches allow you to receive all correspondence from them online. Take 10 minutes of your day (yes, you are permitted 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. No Fossil Fuel: What You Can Do Tomorrow Switch to more energy-efficient appliances. This is perhaps advice that you will see most often, but it is one that can make a lot of difference. You could save a large portion of your energy bill by switching to LED light bulbs and high-efficiency appliances. Stop buying fast fashion. Fast fashion is problematic in more ways than one, and the production of excessive amounts of low-quality clothing, transporting it from the overseas, and short life cycle of the items are just a few ways in which this industry plays a significant role in increasing carbon emissions. There are better alternatives out there: we have previously discussed the circular fashion movement and introduced you to different technologies that could become the future of sustainable clothing. Being sustainable is trendy! Speaking of the circular economy – next time you are looking for something for your house, stop by your nearest charity or thrift shop. There are many fantastic items there that can still be used for decades to come; all it takes is some tender loving care. There are also a lot of unique things to be found; they genuinely don’t make them like they used to anymore. Get some solar chargers to use for your phone, tablet, and other small devices. These days there is a vast selection of external batteries, backpacks, and even tents that are powered with solar energy. There are also solar-powered e-bikes, wireless keyboards, Bluetooth speakers, and lights in case you want to take in one step further (or simply enjoy spending time in the sun). Vote for greener energy. This is perhaps the most crucial tip of all – governments and companies need to know that we care about where our power comes from. Make sure to support green causes and, if possible, don’t purchase from companies that are against making our planet a better place. What other ways do you know to reduce your carbon footprint? Share your tips in the comments! Before you go! Recommended:  Solar Team Eindhoven The Netherlands Presents: The Solar Car Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about a world without fossil energy? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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