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Canadians don outlandish sweaters in honour of National Sweater Day

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 8:11 PM -

On Thursday, people from coast to coast celebrated National Sweater Day.

The campaign, which is now in its fourth year, encourages Canadians to take a second and consider the value of energy.

Officials say by turning down the thermostat by just a couple of degrees during the winter months can make a big difference to the impact on the environment. According to the WWF, "energy creation and consumption are among the biggest causes of carbon emission ... If every Canadian turned down their thermostat by two degrees in the winter, 2.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved each year -- the equivalent of taking about 350,000 cars off the road."

DON'T DITCH THAT SWEATER JUST YET: Especially if you live in B.C. Find out more.

More than 1.5 million Canadians and 300 organizations – including The Weather Network – have taken part in National Sweater Day.

This year, many Canadians got cheeky with their sweaters, donning the most outlandish ones they could find.

Here's a collection of social media's most, um, colourful sweaters.

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