Cold enough for you? National Sweater Day at York University is Feb. 6

Two students show off their ugly sweaters during National Sweater Day 2013
Two students wearing sweaters
Two York U students show off their sweaters during the University’s celebration of National Sweater Day in 2013

Cold enough for you? Put on a sweater! This Thursday, Feb. 6 is National Sweater Day, a day organized by the World Wildlife Federation and dedicated to energy conservation and the fight against climate change. Show your support by putting on a sweater and thinking about ways you can save energy at home, at school and at work.

Got an ugly sweater that granny knitted you? Wear it to York on Thursday and drop by the Red Zone in Vari Hall between 10am and 3pm for the ugly sweater photo booth. Prizes will be awarded for the best ugly sweaters. The competition is open to all students, faculty and staff. If you are unable to drop by Vari Hall, take a selfie and e-mail it to The deadline for photo submissions is 4pm on Friday, Feb. 7. Winners will be announced next week.

For more information on sustainability and energy use at York University, visit the Sustainability website. For more information on National Sweater Day, check out the World Wildlife Federation website.