No Elevators Day 2017

On April 26, thousands of Europeans boycotted the elevators and escalators and chose the stairs instead. The No Elevators Day of 2017 was celebrated all over Europe. More than 100 people and organisations showed their support through social media and pledged to take the stairs that day:

  1. Within the first two hours of the working day, the #NoElevatorsDay became a trending topic. The cause was supported, highlighted and shared in numerous European countries.
  2. In addition, our very own #StairChampions from ISCA went to Brussels, Belgium to challenge some members of the European Parliament to become more active.
  3. It's very easy to be active everyday at your office: Always find a simple way to workout! Thanks to @SchaldemoseMEP #NoElevatorsDay pic.twitter.com/jQJ1yUcFHe
  4. MEPs Marc Tarabella and Bogdan Wenta got competitive!
  5. "You can be a champion every day in your life." Thank u to @marctarabella and Bogdan Wenta to be active on #NoElevatorsDay #beactive pic.twitter.com/vIj4cHvf3n
  6. Julie Ward, one of our experienced stair-climber of the No Elevators Day shows the right attitude: climb the stairs with a smile on your face!
  7. Sometimes, small steps make big differences. 
Thank you to @Julie ward, MEP in culture and education, from the UK. 
It's just amazing to have this energy and this smile. Bravo! #keepclimbing #nowwetakethestairs #NoElevatorsday #joy #happiness #moveyourbody #moveiseasy
    Sometimes, small steps make big differences. Thank you to @Julie ward, MEP in culture and education, from the UK. It's just amazing to have this energy and this smile. Bravo! #keepclimbing #nowwetakethestairs #NoElevatorsday #joy #happiness #moveyourbody #moveiseasy
  8. The No Elevators Day proved that many office buildings are first and foremost designed around the stairs. They often provide a faster way for commuting between different floors and and offer better view. It really makes us question why we would ever choose to go inside a box...
  9. Our president, Andreu Raya, has a Sesame Street spirit: "this is up and this is down. Up and down" #NoElevatorsDay #NEDchallenge #NowWeMove pic.twitter.com/q7sV6CN5q2
  10. As the day continued, various organisations reported of their No Elevators Day activities. In Denmark, the employees of Danish Health Authority were even encouraged by the ISCA's #StairChampions Triin and Laura.
  11. Det er i dag europæisk #NoElevatorsDay og @ISCA_tweet er på besøg i STPS. Tag trappen i dag - og når du har muligheden! #NowWeTakeTheStairs https://t.co/N5OimdEG8Y
    Det er i dag europæisk #NoElevatorsDay og @ISCA_tweet er på besøg i STPS. Tag trappen i dag - og når du har muligheden! #NowWeTakeTheStairs pic.twitter.com/N5OimdEG8Y
  12. In Estonia, it got truly competitive! From Eesti Energia (biggest electricity company) to Fujitsu to PlayTech (IT companies), people took the stair-climbing challenge seriously!
  13. Käi täna jala @lhv #19korrust #380astet #noelevatorsday #walkthewalk #walkthestairs #trepp #trepid #euroopaliftivabapäev #beactive #nowwetakethestairs
    Käi täna jala @lhv #19korrust #380astet #noelevatorsday #walkthewalk #walkthestairs #trepp #trepid #euroopaliftivabapäev #beactive #nowwetakethestairs
  14. #liftivaba #terviserajad #nowwetakethestairs
    #liftivaba #terviserajad #nowwetakethestairs
  15. In Bulgaria, the firefighters opted for ladders, why not! In addition, there were more than 100 press mentiones including the 4 big Bulgarian TV channels.
  16. #noelevatorsday #rescueteamplovdiv #bulgaria🇧🇬 #firefighter #fireandrescue
  17. The #NoElevatorsDay was also supported by others. No matter whether you are young or old, stair-climbing is an universal and simple way to stay healthy.
  18. IPSOS Bulgaria will support the #NoElevatorsDay on 26th of April! We are all challenged to skip the elevator and #NowWeTakeTheStairs for a day!
    IPSOS Bulgaria will support the #NoElevatorsDay on 26th of April! We are all challenged to skip the elevator and #NowWeTakeTheStairs for a day!
  19. Greetings from Italy: "Il 26 Aprile Giornata senza ascensore, ISCA Iancia No Elevators Day"
  20. Greece! and Malta!
  21. The No Elevators Day events took place in schools, too:
  22. Whereas the short-term impact of the No Elevators Day would be to make people more active during one day, the best result would be if even some of them get motivated enough to continue with the initiative. Keep climbing, #StairChampions!
  23. Burn Calories, Not Electricity.  Love these signs! #nyugreen #nyustern
    Burn Calories, Not Electricity. Love these signs! #nyugreen #nyustern
  24. In result, the #NoElevatorsDay together with #NowWeTakeTheStairs and many other locally used hashtags were trending topics in various countries.