• No Elevators Day

    Join No Elevators Day - 24 April 2019

  • No Elevators Day

    Join No Elevators Day - 24 April 2019

  • No Elevators Day

    Join No Elevators Day - 24 April 2019

Step up for the cause of movement!

Choosing the stairs instead of the elevator can be the first step towards making our busy days more active! By joining in or organising your own No Elevators Day activity the last Wednesday of April, you will be involved in an international movement that shows how easy it is to get moving. This year, no Elevators Day is going global – so wherever you are, you can join in and be an ambassador for a healthier, more active lifestyle.

In our modern societies, technology has made it easier for us to stand still. Health problems caused by sedentary behaviour are now making us rethink that the way we spend our days needs to change. And that it is up to us to find new active ways of living.

If you work in a busy office building, pass elevators or escalators on the way to public transport, or encounter elevators at your university, hotel or any other public space, the opportunities to participate in No Elevators Day are surrounding you. All organisations and individual citizens are welcome to join the initiative by sealing off one or more elevators or escalators at a busy location and encouraging passers-by to take the stairs instead.

NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager Laska Nenova

"We hope that with public activities like No Elevators Day we will make people reconsider how they can include physical activity in their daily routines. Simple actions such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator offer people opportunities to be active in environments where they spend the most time, such as the workplace."

How can you take part?
It couldn’t be easier:

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    Follow our news announcements and social media channels for updates

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    Download our free posters and “sealing tape” banners to decorate and close off your elevators or escalators (leaving access for people with disabilities and others who need them)

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    Share your actions with the world on 24 April 2019 on social media using the hashtag #NoElevatorsDay.
    Be a stair-climbing champion and help defuse the inactivity time bomb. Wherever you live, if you’re working in a busy office or on your daily commute, you (and your colleagues) will most likely be faced with the tempting option to zip up the elevator or escalator rather than taking the stairs. Why not break out of the routine, lead by example and raise some awareness about how to add some extra steps and a cardio boost to an average work day.

Want to see how it’s done?
Get some inspiration from these Members
of European Parliament:

Join other stair-climbing champions and share ideas in the official
No Elevators Day Facebook group #NoElevatorsDay

Don't wait for the elevator to join in

No Elevators Day is a free event, and citizens, organisations, institutions and companies are all invited to seal off some of their elevators and escalators and encourage people to take the stairs. All activities under No Elevators Day title are voluntary and should take into consideration the accessibility requirements for disabled people or those not willing to participate.

No Elevators Day is an initiative of the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) as part of the NowWeMOVE campaign to get 100 million people more activity by 2020.

Learn more about ISCA

To discover more ways of being active at your workplace, follow our posts on the NowWeMOVE blog.

No Elevators Day is an initiative of the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) as part of the NowWeMOVE campaign to get 100 million people more active by 2020.

All activities under the No Elevators Day title are voluntary and should take into consideration
accessibility requirements for people with disabilities and medical conditions.