Warme Truiendag: how to stop climate change

Warme Truiendag
15/02/2019

Warme Truiendag: how to stop climate change

Every year on February 15, it is Warme Truiendag (Warm Sweaterday). This does not mean that you will have to wear your thickest, warmest sweater to work. This day aims to make everyone aware of climate change and that you can do something about it with only some small changes. You can easily join the Warme Truiendag by turning down the heater by only 1 degree (and wearing a sweater to compensate the cold), everyone can save 6% of energy and and 6% of CO2.

Do you want to do something about climate change yourself? Here are 10 tips on how to save energy yourself:

  1. If you are going on a holiday, stay close at home instead of travelling far away.
  2. Commute to your work by public transportation and leave the car at home.
  3. Place solar panels on your roof.
  4. Use an energy meter which shows the energy usage of your devices at home. Always good to know which devices use the most!
  5. Fridges use a lot of energy, so purchase a fridge with a sustainable energy label.
  6. If you live in a well-insulated home, turn down the heater to 13-15 degrees an hour before you go to sleep. If your home is not that well-insulated, it may be better to maintain a constant temperature.
  7. Go for seasonal fruits.
  8. Do not eat meat for two days a week.
  9. Make sure that your heater is not blocked by for example a couch or curtains.
  10. Ventilate your home on a daily basis for at least 15 minutes, so that the humid air can go out. Heating a humid house costs more energy than a dry one.  

Read more about Warme Truiendag here.