About International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
What can you do?
To help keep the air healthy, residents and businesses are encouraged to voluntarily practice certain pollution-reducing activities such as:
- Limit driving and idling. Carpool, combine errands, use public transportation, bike, or walk.
- Refuel your vehicle in the late afternoon or evening and don’t top off the tank.
- Keep your vehicle maintained, including proper tire pressure.
- Keep your motorized yard equipment maintained and use in late afternoon or evening.
- Use paint and cleaning products with low or zero volatile organic compounds.
- Don’t burn yard waste.
- Set a programmable thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when no one is home.
- Set thermostats 2 to 3 degrees higher from 2 pm to 7 pm.
- Conserve energy by unplugging appliances and electronics when you are not using them.