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In the winter, ask your parents to turn the thermostat down one degree (or more)

According to Statistics Canada, natural gas and heating oil made up 58% of the energy used in Canadian homes in 2004. This translates to roughly 1.2 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas emissions per person per year. Setting your thermostat at a lower temperature in the winter can make a big difference. For every 1°C less heating, you can save about 525kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) from going into the air. That’s a lot of oil to be saved by simply putting on some toasty socks. Learn why you should lower the thermostat: Greenhouse gas emissions–a focus on Canadian households Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and Insulating Ten Steps to a Cooler Planet

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In the winter, ask your parents to turn the thermostat down one degree (or more)

According to Statistics Canada, natural gas and heating oil made up 58% of the energy used in Canadian homes in 2004. This translates to roughly 1.2 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas emissions per person per year. Setting your thermostat at a lower temperature in the winter can make a big difference. For every 1°C less heating, you can save about 525kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) from going into the air. That’s a lot of oil to be saved by simply putting on some toasty socks. Learn why you should lower the thermostat: Greenhouse gas emissions–a focus on Canadian households Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and Insulating Ten Steps to a Cooler Planet