Climate change has been described as a wicked or complex problem as there isn’t a single, simple solution. This could result in individuals becoming overwhelmed and believing that they can’t make a difference, so they continue with their current behaviour. However, as I always highlight in this blog; every individual action matters as ‘collectively we can make a difference.’
So, what can you do?
Start small by doing one thing. On Feb. 6, wear your favourite, cozy sweater, lower your thermostat 1.5 degrees Celsius and celebrate National Sweater Day. If you don’t have a sweater, consider checking out a reuse store for a previously loved sweater.
What’s the connection between National Sweater Day and climate change?
National Sweater Day is traditionally celebrated on the first Thursday in February to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change. Reducing individual thermostats by 1.5oC is also symbolic as it represents the international agreement to limit the global rise in temperature to 1.5oC.
For more tips on what you can do to take action, check out the Take Action Burlington – An Update on Our Local Environment online story map and the Take Action Burlington blog. Collectively we can make a difference!