International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  in United Nations in 2023
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About International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 

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Dates of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
2024 United Nations Monday, September 16thInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
2023 United Nations Saturday, September 16thInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
2022 United Nations Friday, September 16thInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
2021 United Nations Thursday, September 16thInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
2020 United Nations Wednesday, September 16thInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
Summary
The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.

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.

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