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Ozone Preservation Day

Ozone Preservation Day- The Story

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.

In 1987 representatives from 24 countries met in Montreal and announced to the world that it was time to stop destroying the ozone layer. In so doing, these countries committed themselves, via the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, to rid the world of substances that threaten the ozone layer.
On December 19, 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987. The day was first celebrated on September 16, 1995. 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.

Climate change and ozone depletion are two global issues that are different but have many connections. In the ozone depletion case, we managed to work with decision makers actually so that an international agreement called the Montreal Protocol was achieved that essentially solved the ozone depletion problem. Mario J. Molina

Ozone Preservation Day- Today

The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer for this and future generations, but have also contributed significantly to global efforts to address climate change; furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth.

On this day primary and secondary school educators throughout the world organise classroom activities that focus on topics related to the ozone layer, climate change and ozone depletion. Some teachers use educational packages from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that have been specifically tailored to address topics about the Earth’s ozone layer.

Other activities that are organized by different community groups, individuals, schools and local organizations across the world include: the promotion of ozone-friendly products; special programs and events on saving the ozone layer; the distribution of the UNEP’s public awareness posters to be used for events centered on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer; and the distribution of awards to those who worked hard to protect the Earth’s ozone layer.

World Ozone Day 2017 Slogans
  • Keep the Ozone from becoming the NO zone. Happy World Ozone Day
  • If Earth is our Mother, then Ozone is our Father. Happy World Ozone Day
  • As umbrella protects us from rain, Ozone protects the earth from the sun. Happy World Ozone Day
  • Save the Ozone Layer or Give Heat to your next generation. Happy World Ozone Day
  • The only thing that stops the earth from getting fried is the ozone layer. Protect it and protect yourself. Happy World Ozone Day
  • Ozone is like a “MOTHER” of EARTH….who protect her child from harmful radiations. Obviously Our Mother. Happy World Ozone Day
  • Don’t make the Ozone layer disappear or Life will be impaled by a UV spear. Happy World Ozone Day
  • The only thing that stops the earth from getting fried is the ozone layer. Protect it and protect yourself. Happy World Ozone Day
  • You don’t have to be a mayor to help protect the ozone layer. Protect the ozone layer for it protects us. Happy World Ozone Day
  • Don’t let the future go up in smoke. SAVE THE OZONE. Save ozone save a life (God Bless you). Happy World Ozone Day.

SOURCE: www.timeanddate.com