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Celebrate Zero Emissions Day and World Car Free Day!

Posted by on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Biking, Biking, Events, Transportation.

Zero Emissions Day – September 21

Celebrate Zero Emissions Day on September 21 by cutting your environmental footprint! One day a year, people worldwide attempt to minimize or eliminate their use of fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal. Burning fossil fuels contributes to carbon emissions and climate change.

What can you do?

  • Bike, walk, or take public transit to Vanderbilt
  • Go to bed early to use less power from lighting lamps; consider lighting candles
  • Unplug non-essential electronics
  • Rather than use computers or TV, take a walk with a friend or play a board game for fun!


World Car Free Day – September 22

The day after Zero Emissions Day, pledge to reduce emissions even more by celebrating World Carfree Day by walking, biking, or taking public transit again! However, this movement is greater than just one day; World Car Free Day sets as a long term goal of using more sustainable ways to get around which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. The more people who travel by walking or using bicycles, buses, trains, carpools and vanpools, the less pollutants are released into the atmosphere. Check out Vanderbilt’s alternative transportation resources to find ways to get around town that don’t rely on your car!

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