National Dump The Pump Day is observed every year on the third Thursday of June. This year the day is celebrated on the 17th of June. The Dump the pump day is observed to create an awareness among the people that the fuels won’t last long in the world and every day the quantity of petroleum is getting reduced. The demand for petroleum is also increasing day by day. The Dump the Pump day encourages us to give a break from the pump and to change the world.
History of National Dump the Pump Day
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the APTA (American Public Transportation Association) and other public transport systems across the world. This day is started to encourage people to reduce the amount of gas they utilize by using private transportation and to make them understand the benefits of public transportation. This day not only encourages you to use public transportation but also other alternatives like hybrid vehicles and electric cars. Using alternative transportation helps to save fuel for future generations.
The day can be maximum utilized by not using your car on this day. Avoiding gas on this day will be the best honor you are giving to the efforts put by the creators of this day. If you can’t avoid gas on this day then if your family has two or more vehicles cut it down to one. Using one vehicle per family will also help to create awareness using this day. The intention of this day is clear and every individual’s support is required to make this day a successful one.
Other Celebrations on June 17
June 17 is also celebrated as
- World Tessellation Day
- National Eat Your Vegetable Day
- National Apple Strudel Day
- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
How to Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day
Celebrating Dump the Pump Day begins with understanding the need for petroleum and the increasing demand. Use public transportation on this day and encourage others to use an alternative source of transportation. The Dump the Pump Day is meant not only to use alternative transportation on this day but also to use it whenever it is feasible for you. Share your experience on social forums and create awareness by using the hashtag #HappyNationalDumpThePumpDay.
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