Feb 1st National Sweater Day!

posted Jan 31, 2018, 6:00 PM by Michelle McGarry
Eco Club would like to inform you that this 
Thursday, February 1st is National Sweater Day at St.Thomas More school. We will join Canadians across our country who celebrate this annual event organized by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to help educate others on how we can conserve energy. 

"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 megawatt coal-fired power station or taking nearly 700,000 cars off the road!" (WWF)

On National Sweater Day, students and staff are asked to wear a sweater to school. The idea is to learn to keep warm by wearing layers instead of turning up the heat in the classroom or at home. 

You can find out more information and get some resources for National Sweater Day at http://www.wwf.ca/events/sweater_day/

We appreciate your support with this!

STM Eco Club Team