National Sweater Day
Thanks to everyone who participated in National Sweater Day, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, by lowering your heat and wearing a sweater on February 7!
The grannies making reminder calls said you were all perfect dears, and we really appreciate your support. Since 2010, over a million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day. Be sure to check out stories of how some of your fellow knit-clad Canadians celebrated this year.
We hope National Sweater Day was a fun way to learn about the importance of saving energy, and inspired you to use less heat all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada, and is a significant source of emissions. If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees Celsius this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 megatons – equivalent to a shutting down a 600 mega watt coal-fired power station.
WWF is working towards a future where the energy we all use is from 100% renewable sources, and energy conservation is a key part of getting there. Thanks again for your support!
National Sweater Day is supported by partial proceeds from Loblaw Companies Limited’s charge-for-plastic shopping bag program.