National Sweater Day
National Sweater Day was February 4, 2016
Since 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!
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.
From the blog
Workplace fun for National Sweater Day
Put on your wackiest sweater on February 5 and pledge your company’s participation in National Sweater Day! Lower your office thermostat by at least two degrees and get employees engaged in learning about energy conservation.
Turn down the heat, turn up the fun!
Students and teachers can join in on the fun with these cozy National Sweater Day ideas!
Sweaters wanted to help fight climate change!
Get ready, because National Sweater Day 2016 is fast approaching!