Selkirk College campuses will be turning down the heat by two degrees on this week in an effort to reduce our energy consumption. On January 31 on the Tenth Street Campus, wear a sweater to show your commitment to energy conservation. And to stay warm!
Small Changes. Big Impact.
On Sweater Day 2017, Selkirk College saved 11.3 GJ of energy. That's almost a 25 per cent reduction for one day. We saved over a half of a metric tonne of CO2e from being emitted into the environment! That's equivalent to taking a vehicle off the road for a month and a half!
Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada and is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.
If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just two degrees Celsius this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about four megatons – that’s equivalent to shutting down a 600 megawatt coal-fired power station or taking nearly 700,000 cars off the road!
Since 2010, over a million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day at their schools, workplaces and homes. Learn more at National Sweater Day.
A Sweater is Better
- Don't forget to B.Y.O.Mug (bring your own mug) for a cup of FREE fair trade hot chocolate or tea.
- Come play Energy Conservation Trivia for a chance to win sustainable prizes!
- Take a photo of you in your sweater, share and tag it -- #SustainableSelkirk and #SelkirkCollege
Let’s work together towards a Sustainable Selkirk!