When I read “Protecting the Environment one Sweater at a Time” I thought it was a joke – an early April fools. Or someone cheekily messing with parody – that would make sense. But nope, it’s our government at work saving your money for you. Telling you to put a sweater on, even if your pipes are freezing and your houseplants have met a frosty death…
The Minister of Environment, Jim Bradley:
“Just one act symbolizes the difference we can all make in fighting climate change. Simple actions like turning down the thermostat and wearing a sweater demonstrate we are all united in tackling this environmental challenge.”
“On Feb. 6, 2014, Ontario is joining WWF-Canada for National Sweater Day, which encourages Canadians to conserve energy. Ontarians can play an important role in fighting climate change by:
- Putting on a sweater and turning down the thermostat. If every Canadian turned down their thermostat in the winter we could save 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide per year — equal to taking 350,000 cars off the road.
- Using less water. There is a close connection between water use and energy use. Many pumps and equipment are needed to get water to your home and to heat it up.
- Replacing all those old light bulbs with new compact fluorescents or LED lights. They last and last and save you money too.
- Installing power bars for your appliances and turning them off when not in use. Read more garbage