Mark your calendars, folks! September dilineates many "green" holidays we can celebrate by environmentally-conscious contributions. And this is great because we’re all about solar! Going solar can cut down on carbon emissions which negatively affect the environment. Going solar also drasically decreases your utility bill while increasing your property value without tax liability. That’s why we handle the entire process with you, making the transition to solar energy very easy and affordable!
So let's take a look at September. This month we can all do something to better the environment and help sustain our planet well into the future.
September 16 thru 22: U.S. Pollution Prevention Week
The EPA created Pollution Prevention (P2) to reduce or eliminate sources of pollution while also eliminating the need for costly controls and clean up. This week encourages you to consume and throw away less, so you will reduce the need to handle, treat, and dispose of waste. This is key to preserve our planet’s resources and move toward a cleaner tomorrow.
September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The ozone layer protects the Earth from the harmful portion of sunlight. Over three decades the international community has cooperated to protect it. As of 2018, according to the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, parts of the ozone layer have recovered from 1–3% since 2000. That’s great! But as much as we can celebrate our success, we must keep vigilant and do what we can to protect it.
September 21: Zero Emissions Day
ZeDay seeks to give our planet one day off per year. The invitation is for you to minimize (or eliminate) the use of electricity generated by fossil fuels as well as to not use or burn oil, gas, or coal. This is a quick reminder to go solar . . . solar energy generation is generated by the sun!
September 22: World Car-Free Day
Cities across the globe celebrate this day, encouraging motorists to give up their cars for a day. Vehicle emissions are one of the main sources of air pollution, especially in urban areas. It is also the fastest-growing source of CO2 emissions, the largest contributor to climate change.