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National Sweater Day

February 04, 2021

  • On National Sweater Day, February 4, 2021, turn down the thermostat at school and/or at home, by just two degrees, to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have students wear their favourite sweater to stay warm. Set up a sweater photo booth to take photos of students in their sweaters to further promote participation in your school event.
  • Click here for tips, tools and activities for National Sweater Day and for other activities related to raising awareness about climate change and energy conservation check out the primary school activities.
  • Host a fundraiser or any event for National Sweater Day. You could sell fair-trade warm beverages to raise donations for the WWF.
  • Use this footprint calculator with your students to show them how carbon/ecological footprints are calculated. Then, "Ask students to reflect on their personal carbon footprint and make personal commitments in their lives to help keep climate change in check." Check out this climate change lesson from EcoSchools Canada: Measuring Your Carbon Footprint.
  • Create an account to access fun activities and toolkits. Celebrate and share your students’ success stories with other schools.
  • Teach your students to encourage others to embrace sustainable practices for wildlife and climate change. Play these WWF animal trivia games.
  • Have students take an energy conservation pledge.
  • Watch an informational video created by students in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board: National Sweater Day Video.
  • Learn about Green Energy sources. What types of renewable energy types are available in Ontario?
  • Brainstorm ways to save energy at home and at school. For extra ideas, visit How to use less electricity at home.