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The Halton District School Board in Ontario, Canada, encouraged children to wear sweaters to school so that schools could turn down the heat to fight climate change, according to documents obtained by TheBlaze.
Students attending schools under the Halton District School Board, the same school board behind the infamous teacher with prosthetic breasts, asked students in the region to wear sweaters to school so that the temperature in the buildings could be turned down by two degrees in hopes of "preventing climate change."
"On National Sweater Day, WWF asks Canadians to turn down thermostats by two degrees Celsius at home, at school and at work to highlight the role that energy conservation plays in preventing climate change," an email to parents reads.
"Our school buildings will be a little chillier on February 2, so we are asking that all students wear or bring a sweater to school," it continues.
The initiative is promoted by the World Wildlife Foundation, which promotes several types of child-centric activist programs on its website.
\u201cWear a cozy sweater tomorrow for National Sweater Day (Feb 2nd) as we turn down the heat to raise awareness about climate change! #WWF\u201d— Mrs. Peluffo (@Mrs. Peluffo) 1675304792
In the same email sent to parents, children were also encouraged to walk to school on the very same day.
"National Winter Walk to School Day is February 2nd. Please consider leaving the car at home and enjoying a cool walk to school on February 2nd," the letter suggests. It also suggests children bring a separate set of clothes to change into at school if their clothes get wet.
The temperature on Feb. 2, 2023, in the region was approximately 16 degrees, which felt like three degrees when factoring in the wind chill.
“They claim they're saving the world one sweater at a time, forgetting that the cotton from those sweaters is most likely farmed by a child getting paid less than $1/day that, if they are lucky, will live to 30 years old,” a parent of one of the students told TheBlaze, requesting to remain anonymous.
The district email also included updates on "Indigenous Rights and Education," offering support to students through the use of "learning about anti-colonial practices" and "factual history, truths, and the impacts of colonialism."
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\u201cToday was National Sweater Day to support WWF. We turned down the heat, and wore our sweaters and toques to help fight climate change. @ON_EcoSchools\u201d— Forest Glen P.S. (@Forest Glen P.S.) 1549570056
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