Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023; 15th Anniversary.
Slogan: “Give our planet one day off a year”
Founder: Ken Wallace in Nova Scotia, Canada
Zero Emissions Day is annually observed for the following purposes:
- to raise awareness of the impact of carbon emissions on air quality and climate change.
- to encourage individuals, organizations, and corporations to reduce the use of fossil fuels in daily life.
- To promote the use of renewable energy.
Zero Emissions Day started back in 2008 in Canada as a day to minimize the use of electricity generated by fossil fuels.
In 2008, Ken Wallace launched a website in Nova Scotia, Canada, calling for September 21 to be a day of zero fossil fuel consumption.
Nowadays, Zero Emissions Day has evolved into a worldwide movement that aims to burn no fossil fuels for 24 hours that day.