Zero Emissions Day On September 21

Everyday choices made by ordinary people hold the key to our efforts to reduce emissions and find more sustainable solutions. Zero Emissions Day has been designed to give the world a break from fossil fuels and to raise awareness about the harm caused by carbon emissions. The goal is to engage people towards more climate-friendly choices in their personal life. Zero Emissions Day was launched in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008. CLC began organising the event in Finland in 2017.

In 2020, the CLC members take part in celebrating the Zero Emissions Day in multiple ways, such as:

  1. Organising The Zero Emissions Day for schools with the Children and Youth Foundation
  2. Sharing examples and experiences on climate-friendly HR policy
  3. Organising campaigns and challenges for your own stakeholders


The Zero Emissions Day is organised at schools for the first time by the Children and Youth Foundation. The Foundation offers teachers materials that help schools throughout Finland to celebrate Zero Emissions Day. The learning material also includes a short video of young climate activists. In the video, they will talk about what activism has brought to their lives and encourage other young people to think about what everyone can do for the environment in their daily lives.

Zero Emissions Day for schools is made in collaboration with The Children and Youth Foundation, Climate Leadership Coalition, Alma Media, Neste, and Otaniemi Upper Secondary School.

We welcome all schools to join the celebrations! The main event of the day will be live-streamed from the Otaniemi Upper Secondary School.

Examples and experiences on climate-friendly HR policy

Several CLC member organizations emphasize the climate perspective in their staff travel instructions, company car policies and other guidelines. Tips and best practices from the CLC member organizations will be shared on the Zero Emissions Day. We also challenge other companies to implement climate-friendly policies and practices in their own organizations.

Campaigns and challenges

Just like in previous years (2018 and 2019), CLC member organisations implement their own campaigns, challenges and competitions for their stakeholders such as customers and employees.

See here the campaigns for the year 2020.



The day is a good opportunity for each of us to think what we can do to reduce harmful carbon emissions. Climate Leadership Coalition invites all organisations to celebrate Zero Emissions Day and organise campaigns for their staff, customers and other stakeholders.

In addition, we will collaborate with schools, cities and sports organisations.

In 2020, Zero Emissions Day will be on Monday. Activities include our fall meeting as well as campaigns organized by our member organisations.