On Friday, 17 November 2017, the schools of the city of Geilenkirchen organised the first "Warmen-Pulli-Tag" action day coinciding with the 23rd World Climate Conference in Bonn as a sign of their contribution to climate protection.
Not only it is political decision-makers who have an influence on CO2 emissions and the associated impact on the environment, but every single citizen is also called upon to make a contribution. True to the motto: Think globally, act locally, the "Warmer Pullover Day" has taken place.
On 17 November 2017, all children and adults of the schools in Geilenkirchen put on warm sweaters and adjusted the heaters to reduce the room temperature by one degree Celsius. Not only was the motivational action intended to make a direct contribution to climate protection by consuming less energy and thus protecting the earth's finite resources, but it was also intended to encourage consideration: How warm and cozy do we really need it? Isn't a warm sweater sufficient in the cold season, if you make a conscious contribution to climate protection and at the same time save money?
The Geilenkirchen comprehensive school has declared this day as a supplement to the "energy transition" project day. The mayor of Geilenkirchen also supported the "Warm Pullover Day" and was a guest at the comprehensive school on this special day.