Sweater and Winter Walk Day

The Rosedale Heights P.S. Eco Team is preparing for Sweater and Winter Walk Day.

This Wednesday, February 8th is Sweater and Winter Walk Day at Rosedale Heights P.S. During this eco-initiative, the school heating will be temporarily lowered by 2°C, and students, visitors, and staff are encouraged to bring an extra sweater or warm layer to school. Please ensure that your child comes to school prepared for a slightly cooler classroom temperature and to go for a walk that day in the period before lunch.

According to the Government of Canada, the “global temperature continues to rise; each of the last three decades has been successively warmer than any preceding decade since the 1850s. Global average sea level has risen about 20 cm since 1900 due to expansion of warming ocean waters and the addition of water to the ocean from melting land ice.”

Importantly, “the top thing you can do to help fight Climate Change is to reduce your energy use.” Ways to reduce this include lowering your thermostat by 1 or 2°C, turning off lights and appliances when not in use, and using energy efficient light bulbs and appliances where possible.

For more information on ways to reduce your energy use visit the Government of Canada webpage at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange.html.

Also visit the David Suzuki Foundation’s Top 10 Ways you can stop climate change at https://davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/top-10-ways-can-stop-climate-change/.

We thank you for your support and we continue to learn about reducing our carbon footprint.