Frequently Asked Questions

Information about Carbon Day

When is Carbon Day celebrated?

Carbon Day is celebrated around the world on September 15, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after September 15.

Why Carbon Day?

Because each of us need to PLAY A PART! Carbon Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, builds activism around the world through a wide array of events and activities geared towards a singular message of how to lower our carbon footprint.

What can I do for Carbon Day?

Since the first Carbon Day, Carbon Day has been an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the reduction of each individuals and businesses carbon footprint. There are many ways you can Play a Part. Volunteer. Plant a Tree.  Go to an event. Install solar panels on your roof or a solar hot water heater in your home. Organize an event where you live. Change a habit. Help launch a community garden. Communicate your priorities to your elected representatives. The possibilities are endless! Do something nice for the earth, have fun, meet new people, and Play a Part.

And you do not need to wait until September 15 to Play a Part. Every day is Carbon Day — to build a better future for the environment we must commit to protect our environment on a year-round basis. You’ll find many ways to get involved in the events section of our website.

What is Carbon Day

Carbon Day is a very special day specifically designed for all of us to think about environmental issue’s. It is not only a special day in the town where we live, but a day that the whole world participates in! Often there are celebrations, events or campaigns that help us understand environmental issues.  Whether it is planting a tree or learning simple steps for each of us to lower our Carbon Footprint.

Some towns have Carbon Day celebrations, and some people and groups hold events that are carbon neutral.

You can participate in one of the existing projects, or start one of your own. Perhaps a small project with your mom or dad such as planting a tree, or a large project with your classroom or neighborhood friends such as a park clean up or having your school, business or home go carbon neutral for the day. The possibilities are endless. Try to think of something you would like to do-you too, can make a difference!



I’m interested in organizing an event. How can I begin?

Visit our online section for all sorts of organizing tips if you are new to putting events together. If you aren’t sure what sort of project you would like to do, check out our events. Adapt the ideas you see on the calendar for your country, political climate, and environmental and social needs. If you are organizing an event, Register Your Event in our calendar so that we can share it with the world.

How do I get in touch with Carbon Day?

Visit our Contact page.


Carbon Day is working with partners all around the world in an effort to promote Carbon Day.

What exactly is the blog and what can I learn from it?

Our blog is where you can post your thoughts about any of a number of different environmental topics. You will also be able to read all of our most recent articles about events and issues of interest to the worldwide environmental community.

Become an expert organizer

Where can I look if I want to organize A Carbon Day event?

Carbon Day has put together several resources for event organizers, including a guide on how to organize a Carbon Day event. Find this resource here.

Register or find an event

Why should I post an event with CARBON DAY? What benefits and opportunities will it bring to my organization? Furthermore, where do find information if I wish to participate in an event?

Post your event on our website to strengthen your organizations publicity and attract potential partners, volunteers, or attendees. Or find an existing event to simply participate in. Either way, our events page will provide you with the information you need.

How can CARBON DAY help me organize an event?

CARBON DAY has a guide on how to organize a Carbon Day event. We’ve also compiled a fantastic list of different kinds of events our members have produced, and which you could organize, too. In addition, remember that by joining CARBON DAY you’re joining a group like yours, and our website is designed to allow you to communicate with each other in the most effective manner possible. Find CARBON DAYS event resources here.

How can I post an event on the CARBON DAY website, or learn what events are happening near me? What is the benefit to my group of posting an event on the site?

Posting your event on our website strengthens your publicity campaign by attracting potential sponsors or partners, volunteers, and participants. If you’re just looking for an event to attend, our events registry is where you’ll find it. Go to Our Events Page.

Do people celebrate Carbon Day around the world?

CARBON DAYS international members organized Carbon Day events outside the United States, contributing to an unprecedented level of participation in Carbon Day.


Tree Facts

• Two mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
• One acre of trees removes 2.6 tons of CO2 per year.
• About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests
• The average tree in an urban area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
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