In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
The theme for this year’s World Habitat Day is Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world. The theme recognizes that cities are responsible for some 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions with transport, buildings, energy, and waste management accounting for the bulk of urban greenhouse gas emissions. Events and activities during World Habitat Day will explore how national, regional and local governments and organizations, communities, academic institutions, the private sector and all relevant stakeholders can work together to create sustainable, carbon-neutral, inclusive cities and towns.
World Habitat Day will amplify the global Race to Zero Campaign and encourage local governments to develop actionable zero-carbon plans in the run up to the international climate change summit COP26 in November 2021.
For this year’s world habitat day, why not play your part where you can and help your hometown in the race to becoming carbon free. You can help to do this by anything along the lines of recycling correctly, walking or cycling to work, using public transport, or even helping spread the word, every little helps and drive us all towards a cleaner, carbon free future.
Here at Dedito, we are looking at ways we can cut down waste and improve our contribution to a greener planet. We are cutting down on the use of paper and moving to digital/online versions of our care guides, customer invoices and returns forms. Our new boot stock is starting to arrive from Italy and the boot boxes now come with a QR code on the bottom corner; scanning the code opens a small prompt to encourage customers to recycle their packaging and to follow local regulations as to how best the boxes can be disposed of. In addition, we will be ensuring any new product catalogues and leaflets will be printed on recyclable paper.
We can all play our part, no matter how small they may seem, to help protect our incredible environment.