What is Snug as a Bug in a Rug Day?

Snug as a Bug in a Rug Day is when we’re entitled to wear ugg boots, warm jumpers, tracksuits and beanies to school without looking too funny because we all look silly together 🙂 It was held on the 19th of August, and gave everyone at Loreto Normanhurst an opportunity to be really comfy for a day. I know quite a few people got into the spirit, which was great to see because, for us students, we only get a maximum of 6 Snug as a Bug in a Rug Experiences!

The heaters weren’t on for the whole day and limited lights were used. This extended to the whole school, even in the music cells – can this person even see the notes she needs to play??

Where does the money go to?

We all donated a gold coin to House Time on Wednesday, when were all dressed very snugly. But who knows where the money goes? This year, the money will contribute to Green Team which will go to the mini projects we carry out, such as Enviroweek.

 

Interview

Since Mrs Hughes is the teacher that takes care of Green Team, we chose to interview her to see what she thought of Snug as a Bug in a Rug day:

 

Why do you find the motivation to continue helping the environment?

“Because it looks after us. We can’t exist without the natural environment. And it is our common home – that’s what the Pope said.”

 

What do you think about Snug as a Bug in a Rug day?

“I think it’s great, everyone gets to be warm and comfy and snuggly. It’s important to raise awareness and that we don’t always need to have heaters on.”

Here are some facts for you to think about:

  • The earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the World Wide Fund For Nature. A study believes that 1 in 8 of these deaths are linked to air pollution
  • In 2012, humans generated over 49 million tons of electronic waste
  • 27,000 trees are either flushed or dumped into landfills every day. 10% of this is accountable to toilet paper.
  • Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours
  • Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod or run a TV for 2 hours. Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy cost of processing new aluminium
  • Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space

 

Hopefully, after reading this, you will realise that one small action you make, or even one small contribution can make a change. Maybe you’ll do something about it. Post it on your feed, tell you mum’s friend’s auntie’s babysitter’s niece, team up with a friend and find out how many trees you saved? How many animals’ habitats did you save because you didn’t print one sided?


Some of the Snuggliest People of the Day 😀

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… and the snuggliest feet…

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Loreto onesie (you know you need it)

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Written by Felice Tan, Bettina Ignacio, Aisha Dadlani

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