National Sweater Day
National Sweater Day is February 2, 2017Since 2010, over a million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day at their schools, workplaces and homes. Be sure to follow our blog for tips and stories as fellow knit-clad Canadians celebrate across the country.
National Sweater Day is a fun way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire 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 – that’s equivalent to shutting down a 600 mega watt coal-fired power station or taking nearly 700,000 cars off the road!
National Sweater Day Resources
Download these resources for some great ideas to help you and others turn down the heat in your homes, workplaces and schools. Cozy up in your wooliest sweater and learn more about how you can take action on climate change.
- Download posters to spread awareness for National Sweater Day.
- Find out more about how you can get students, teachers and schools involved with our schools toolkit.
- Use our corporate toolkit to host a National Sweater Day event in your workplace.
WWF is working towards a future where the energy we all use is from 100% renewable sources by 2050. Energy conservation is a key part of getting there.
National Sweater Day is supported by partial proceeds from Loblaw Companies Limited’s charge-for-plastic shopping bag program.