After a hugely successful 2011 event, WWF will again celebrate National Sweater Day on February 9, 2012. With National Sweater Day, WWF is calling on Canadians to turn down the thermostat and put on a sweater for the day to show their commitment to the environment. This Flash Mob at Metropolis in Metrotown was done to raise awareness to the campaign. Watch the video, it has a panda in it.
Across the country, Canadians can participate in a variety of fun ways. Workplaces can have a casual day to engage with staff at all levels; schools can have a sweater contest to showcase students’ creativity; neighbours can get together for a fun, sweater-themed party. For ideas on how you can get involved and helpful toolkits, visit www.SweaterDay.ca.
While the sweaters represent the fun, turning down the thermostat is the key to National Sweater Day. Residential heating is a major contributor to the changing climate. If every Canadian turned down their thermostat by two degrees Celsius each winter, 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved every year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road.