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WWF-Canada is calling all Canadians to wear their ugly sweaters today to raise awareness on climate change.
Ugly sweaters are a staple in my closet—Fair Isle jumpers, cardigans with massive shoulder pads and mohair appliqués were all the rage in my mother’s heyday—but given the nature of my current internship at
ELLE Canada, these relics don’t often see the light. Today, however, might just be my day:
WWF-Canada is calling on all Canadians to sport "funky" (read: tacky) sweaters and turn down the thermostats to raise awareness on the effects of climate change.
Canada is one of the top ten countries contributing to global climate change, and half of Canada’s ecological footprint is the result of carbon emissions from transportation, heating and electricity. If every Canadian turned down the heat by three degrees, 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved each year, which is equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road. Show your support for energy conservation by wearing environmentalism on your sleeve (the more mohair appliqués, the better).
By: Lauren Grosberg
Image courtesy of Jean-Claude Lussier