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National Sweater Day

By Liz

The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has created a National Sweater Day on February 17, 2011.  What does that mean? Well it means turn your thermostat down 3 degrees and put on a sweater! They also give some great ideas for parties, like maybe an ugly sweater party?  I know I am a fan of those as I participate in an ugly Christmas sweater party every year.

But why do this? According to the WWF Canadians biggest ecological footprint is due to transportation, electricity and heating.  If we turn down our thermostats by 3 dregrees in the winter we could save 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide per year which is like taking 350,000 cars off the road! (  That is a huge deal.  Also it will save you money! Especially with the smart meters being installed.

So on February 17, 2011 turn down the heat and wear a sweater! Spread the word too! (Facebook event: And if you feel so inclined, turn it down everyday! Especially since spring is coming!


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