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Observers of National Sweater Day 2012. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/43912780@N04/6803890883/">Thompson Rivers University</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Observers of National Sweater Day 2012. Photo: Thompson Rivers University, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario says to put on a sweater and save

The provincial government is encouraging everyone to is encouraging everyone to put on a sweater and turn down the thermostat today.

It's National Sweater Day, which encourages Canadians to conserve energy.

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If every Canadian turned down their thermostat in the winter it could save 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide per year — equal to taking 350 thousand cars off the road.

And Ontarians are being encouraged to replace all those old light bulbs with new compact fluorescents or L-E-D lights. (The Canadian Press) (Ontario Update by Peter Cameron)

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