Top 5 colourful ways to stay warm!

Brrrr!! Do you feel that cold air, Earth Rangers? Winter is here, so that means it’s time to huddle up inside where it’s nice and hot… right?

Stop! Before you crank the thermostat, you should know that heating uses a ton of electricity. We’re here to tell you that there are way more fun (and colourful!) ways to keep the cold away, and they’re also good for the planet.

Today is National Sweater Day! A day that’s all about learning how to use less heat in winter, to save more energy, and to help reduce your household’s carbon footprint. And it’s superduper easy: just turn down your thermostat and pull a cozy sweater on! That’s all it takes to celebrate this underrated holiday AND save the planet.

What? Don’t have any sweet or colourful sweaters to wear? Don’t worry! Perhaps these ideas can inspire you!

Check out this list of our favorite COLOURFUL ways to stay warm!

Bright Scarves

You can wear scarves any time of the year! They are worn in many different ways, such as around your head or neck. They are a great way to stay warm when going out, but why not at home?

Colourful Socks

Socks aren’t just worn to keep dirt off your feet or make your shoes comfy – they’re super important for blood flow to our feet! This helps not just your feet, but your whole body stay warm. Plus, there’s all kinds of fun colourful socks. Why not wear some with your favourite animal on them?

Stylin’ Hats

Hats are a great fashion accessory. They can make you look fancy, serious, silly, and so much more! They’re also great at keeping your head and ears warm. Winter is a time when your head is most at risk of getting cold. Not wearing a hat outside may pose a safety concern, but why not wear it inside too? You can be fashionable AND keep your thermostat down.

Vibrant Sweaters

Sweaters are soft, snuggly, and super colourful, which is why we celebrate National Sweater Day! Sweaters are much better than regular shirts at trapping our body temperature. There’s no limit to the number of layers you can add. Why not combine two sweaters by wearing one on top? You’ll feel toasty, like a marshmallow!

Snuggly Blankets

Let’s not forget blankets! Not only do you use one to sleep every night, but getting all snuggled up under a blanket can make both people and animals feel comfortable and safe. Aren’t they very relaxing? They’re also a great cold-buster! Like everything else, they trap your body heat and keep the cold away. Better still – you can wrap your whole body in a blanket and pretend you’re a worm, snake, or other slithering creature (just don’t scare your parents)!

Which is these ideas inspired you the most? Have you tried turning down the thermostat and using these before? Are you planning on celebrating National Sweater Day? Let us know in the comments!

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Did you know that turning down your thermostat in the winter can actually help slow down climate change? Learn more in the Re-set the ‘stat Mission in the Missions section in the Earth Rangers App!