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James Bolton Public School to celebrate National Sweater Day in style

In honour of National Sweater Day (February 9) James Bolton Public School in Bolton, Ontario will be commemorating the event by creating their own sweater designs and displaying them as a mural to symbolize their collective commitment to “turn down the heat and turn up a sweater”.

The Sweater Mural (2011), by students at James Bolton Public School.

Eco Club students are creating posters and making morning announcements to promote the mural building. Prizes will be awarded on Sweater Day for the best designs. On Feb 9th, teachers will turn down the classroom thermostats and talk about climate change and students are also encouraged to have their families turn down the heat at home.

Are you going to be celebrating National Sweater Day? Tell us how!


  • Stephanie Watson-Fischer

    Congratulations Bolton Public School!
    Eco Club members at Hillsdale P.S. in Oshawa did such a great Sweater Day marketing campaign with posters, letters and morning announcements that we had 100% participation. To celebrate this amazing milestone Eco Club teachers and senior members of the Eco Club prepared and served hot chocolate in mugs to all of the students at school (it was a lot of washing up but it was worth it).
    The Eco Club at Hillsdale challenges all schools to kick it up a notch next year.
    Dig out those sweaters, you’ll need them in 345 days!

  • Susan Macfarlane

    I work at Walmart in Trenton, Ontario and am a part of the green team, called MSP = my sustainability plan. We are celebrating National Sweater Day by having our associates wear Ugly Sweaters to work! We will be talking about how each of us can lower the heat at home and save energy by using some of the items we sell in our store.