National Sweater Day

National Sweater Day 2010/11
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Did you know that turning down the thermostat by three degrees can make a big difference in fighting climate change?

This is the idea behind National Sweater Day. The senior school participated by wearing their craziest and most colorful sweaters with their kilts. Wearing a sweater is a symbolic gesture of support for rethinking our energy use and using energy in more conservative way.

About half of Canada’s ecological footprint is the result of carbon emissions from transportation, heating and electricity, all of which contribute to climate change. One of the ways to take action on our carbon footprint means being more efficient about our energy consumption.

If every Canadian turned down the thermostat in the winter, we could save 2.2 megatons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s like taking 350,000 cars off the road!

Kudos to all the House Captains and the following Grade 8 and 9 students who helped organize this event: Laura, Coco, Silvia, Laurin and Marisa.

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