Citizen Challenge #1: Bundle Up!

Article by Can Geo Education

This year, we are inviting all Canadians to take on simple, energy-themed Citizen Challenges!

With the weather getting colder in many parts of the country, and to celebrate WWF’s National Sweater Day on February 4th, we are challenging Canadians to bundle up and lower their thermostats to help conserve energy as our first Citizen Challenge! 

Modeled after one of our 17 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge challenges—Lower Your Carbon Footprint—this challenge invites you to show us what you do to make sure you can keep your thermostat as low as possible. 


This challenge will run from Monday February 1, 2021 and will end at noon (EST) on Friday February 5, 2021.


This challenge can easily be completed from home. Who knows, you are probably already doing things to make sure you don’t have to crank your heat or, maybe this is the chance to try something new!

  1. Take a picture of how you manage to keep your thermostat turned down (include yourself if you like!)

    Do you wear a thick sweater and wooly socks? Does winter have you winterizing your home by sealing leaks around the house? Perhaps you strategically use your ceiling fans to circulate the heat. Simply show us what steps you take to make sure you can keep your thermostat turned down and your energy savings turned up!

  2. Share it with us along with a tip to help others lower their thermostat.

    Submit the picture and tip to [email protected] or leave a reply on our Citizen Challenge #1 social media posts on Twitter (@Energy_Lit or @CanGeoEdu) or Facebook and Instagram (@CanGeoEdu) using #EnergyDietChallenge. Entries must be received before noon (EST) on Friday, February 5th, 2021. 


A random draw will take place on the afternoon of Friday, February 5th, 2021. The winner will  receive a $100.00 Shell gift card. Prizes will be delivered via courier shortly after the prize draw. 

To be eligible to compete in the Family Challenges, the person submitting must be a resident of Canada over the age of 18. Consult the Rules and Regulations for additional information prior to submitting. 

Please direct questions to [email protected].

Stay tuned for more citizen challenges throughout the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge!