Think of your sweater as a portable personal heater you don’t plug in.
Sweater Days is a campaign for energy conservation, as well as an awareness and action campaign for social, environmental, and health issues related to the manufacture and consumption of fashion and textiles. Sweater Days lasts all winter quarter, during the times you can wear a sweater to conserve energy. Sweater Days Programs and events combine creativity and activism with awareness of energy conservation and the fashion industry.
Join us for Sweater Days events this winter.
Sustainability is warm, functional, fun, and in style!
Energy conservation, waste reduction, creativity and community!
Energy conservation is challenging in the colder, darker days of Winter. Updated technology and daily actions combine to reduce electricity consumption, saving utilities costs and reducing climate impacts.
Awareness and daily actions will help optimize energy cost savings and CO2 reduction at Western in 2017, on the way to climate neutrality by 2050. Way to go Western! You and your sweater make a difference. Use these tools to conserve energy in your office and carbon emissions from campus.
Agents of Change
1) Helps an organization or community transform itself for the better.
2) Has a vision of what could or should be and uses that as the governing sense of action. To a certain extent, a change agent is dissatisfied with what they see around them, in favor of a much better vision of the future.
3) Fueled by passion, and inspires passion in others. Change is hard work. It takes a lot of energy. Don’t underestimate this.
4) Strong ability to self-motivate; finding it within themselves to get up every day and come to work and risk being misunderstood or under-appreciated, knowing that the real validation may be far in the future and may be claimed by someone else.
5) Must understand people. Together, we can bring very powerful change to our organizations and communities.
Carol Berry, Campus Conservation Program Manager,
Julia Bainbridge, Campus Conservation and Engagement Assistant, OSConservation@wwu.edu, (360)650-4924
- Post Carbon Institute: providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century.
- Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism, edited by Betsy Greer
- Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future
- The Post Carbon Reader, Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises, Edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch
- Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North, Nancy Lord, 2011