September 16th marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. In 1987, representatives from 24 countries met in Canada’s Montreal to discuss the alarming situation of depleting the Ozone layer. The countries agreed on the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, calling for the world to get rid of the substances that cause Ozone depletion. In December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly designated September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in 1987.
World Ozone Day 2022 Theme
The theme announced by the UN Environment Programme for International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2022 is ‘Global Cooperation Protecting Life on Earth.’ The Montreal Protocol’s impact is recognized with this theme and brings to notice the ‘need to act in collaboration, forge partnerships and develop global cooperation to address climate challenges and protect life on earth for future generations.
World Ozone Day 2022 Quotes
- Ozone is like a “MOTHER” of EARTH….who protect her child from harmful radiations. Our Mother. World Ozone Day
- Life depletes when Ozone Depletes… So to save life save Ozone.
- As umbrella protects us from rain, ozone protects the earth from the sun.
- Reduce depletion of ozone, otherwise you will be in the Redzone.
- Doesn’t let the future go up in smoke. SAVE THE OZONE. Save ozone, Save a life (God Bless you). World Ozone Day.
- You dont have to be a mayor to help protect the ozone layer.
- The only thing that stops the earth from getting fried is the ozone layer. Protect it and protect yourself. World Ozone Day
- Let’s take an oath to protect the ozone layer and save life on earth this World Ozone Day!
- Go green, go genius, stamp the carbon, stand tall, and stitch the ozone layer.
World Ozone Day History
- It was in 1994 when the UN General Assembly declared 16 September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer OR World Ozone Day. As mentioned earlier, the date commemorates the signing of the ‘Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer which was signed on 16 September 1987.
- As mentioned earlier, the date commemorates the signing of the ‘Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer which was signed on 16 September 1987.
World Ozone Day Significance
Ozone, chemically represented as O₃, is made up of three atoms of oxygen. Ozone is a pale blue, harmful to life, smelly, and highly reactive gas present high up in the stratosphere. It is this high-up location of ozone that makes it beneficial for us rather than harmful. Had it been present closer to the earth’s atmosphere, its greenhouse effect would be harmful to us leading to global warming and other disasters associated with it.
How the World Ozone Day is Celebrated?
Global and National Environmental Groups, Experts, Educators, and Activists hold multiple events such as talks and seminars promoting the benefits of having and protecting the Ozone Layer.
Here are some of the ways to follow an eco-friendly lifestyle:
Start Composting: Do your bit in reducing the amount of waste that is dumped in landfills every day. Refrain from dumping your kitchen-waste and start composting it. This way you will be able to prevent the build-up of methane gas. It is also an economically viable solution and recycles your waste in an eco-friendly way.
Limit Driving: Cars and motor vehicles produce carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, which may be harmful. The high levels of gases produced by vehicles may adversely impact the ozone layer.
Reduce your meat intake: It is to be known that not the entire body of the meat-producing animal is edible, so the inedible parts have to be decomposed. While decomposition helps to make the soil fertile, it also produces nitrous oxide that is harmful if not re-used properly. This makes poultry, dairy and beef products large producers of gas. Limiting your meat intake can help you do your bit in reducing your carbon footprint.
Reduce, Recycle and Reuse: Reduce the use of single-use plastic used for plastic packaging. Something like a simple refillable water bottle and a jute bag for groceries can have a huge positive impact on the environment
Say no to paper: Gone are the days when we had to depend on papers to preserve bills or read the news. The advent of digital technology not only gives us the benefit of speed and convenience but has also given us the option of going paperless. So try doing everything digitally.
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