World Car-Free Day is celebrated on September 22 on every year. The celebration of the day is observed as to encourage the motorists to give up their cars for a day. Thus, the aim of the Car-Free Day is to lower the heat prevailing in the planet for at least one day by motivating the people to try other alternatives and making less dependent on their cars. It is worth celebrating as this World Car-Free Day helps in reducing the pollution.
“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” – Evo Morales
History of World Car-Free Day
The World Car-Free Day was first observed in the year 2000. The Environmental Transport Association had established the initial annual Car-Free Day on the first Tuesday in their Green Transport Week in the second half of June. From 2000 it was celebrated as a self-standing day held on September 22. The day invites a large number of cities to close their centers to the cars. In some cities and countries, organized events will be held. The event promotes in improving the mass transit, pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit. The event will vary depending on the location and thereby provides the motorists and drivers with an idea of their locality with fewer automobiles. Furthermore, the event supports community development by providing jobs closer to the people can go for shopping within the walkable distance. World Carfree Day is the perfect time to reduce the heat of the planet.
Other Celebrations on September 22
September 22 is also celebrated as
- National White Chocolate Day
- National Doodle Day
- Dear Diary Day
- American Business Women’s Day
- National Ice cream Cone Day
- Hobbit Day
- National Elephant Appreciation Day
- International Rabbit Day
How to Celebrate World Car-Free Day
The best way to celebrate the World Car-Free Day is to indulge yourself in World Car-Free Day actively. Take your bicycle and go for your shopping. Take some precautions to save the planet by reducing the pollution by celebrating this Car-Free Day. Post your celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #WorldCar-FreeDay.