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National Sweater Day

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 30, 2017

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Adding to Reduce

- GECDSB participates in National Sweater Day-

Students and staff at 26 schools as well as employees at the Board administrative offices will put on an extra layer of clothing to celebrate National Sweater Day , Thursday, February 2nd.

This event, sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation, is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by lowering thermostats by 1 degree (C) for the day. The hope is also that Sweater Day will inspire continued participation in this endeavour to use less heat throughout the winter months.

Participating schools will have their heat set for the day at 19 degrees (C) which, dependent on a number of variables, could translate into a 3% energy saving for the day.

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.