#ygkChallenge: Turn Off The Heat

ygkchallenge, turn the heat off, save energy, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

 Turn/Keep the heat off. Every fall, Harvey and I have kind of an unspoken goal to see how long we can go before turning on the furnace. I think the longest we made it was early November. So far this year, we’ve had the fireplace on twice, which isn’t bad, but the furnace switch has remained in the “off” position. It’s easy to find other ways to keep warm with temperatures staying in the double digits during the day. Throw on another layer, start wearing socks! (that one was hard to face…) go for brisk walks and generally move around more. In the evenings, add another blanket to the bed. This week we challenge you to see how long you can go without cranking up the heat. It’ll save energy, it will save you money, and we will give you full bragging rights. Check back in later and let us know how long you made it!

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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