Arctic Allies Program
Arctic Allies Program
PBI Arctic Allies program is for conservation-minded small businesses that want to make a meaningful contribution in support of our efforts to save polar bears and their habitat.
PBI Arctic Allies Program is a showcase for companies that demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship; challenge employees, suppliers, and customers to reduce their carbon footprints; and make conscious decisions and actions that reflect their environmental values.
How to Become a PBI Arctic Ally
If you are seeking a formal partnership with PBI, please download our Arctic Ally Application —we want to know who you are so we can better determine how we might benefit one another.
We neither partner with nor accept endorsements from companies that do not have a stated environmental commitment, and we prefer to form partnerships with companies that have made a commitment to climate, conservation, or energy reduction. We review candidates for our Arctic Allies program every two months. Contact us for any further details.
Our Arctic Allies
Cassiar Jade Collection has specialized in the highest quality of nephrite jade since 1967 as a direct manufacturer and importer of jade jewelry and carvings. They donate a portion of the revenues from their stone bear carvings to PBI in support of our research and education efforts. They also created a website—PolarBearFund.com—as a way to communicate their intentions and goals. To minimize the impact of their business on the climate, Cassiar Jade Collection has partnered with CarbonFund.org and purchases carbon offsets annually to bring the business to carbon neutral.
Rather than using tree-produced paper products, CloverSoft produces hygiene papers from 100% virgin, unbleached bamboo pulp. As a recipient of INBAR (International network of bamboo and rattan) certification for creating a sustainable natural environment, CloverSoft's goal is to educate the general public in making conscious and responsible choices.
As a long standing partner and authorized dealer of the iconic outerwear brand Canada Goose, DWND and its clients have a unique lens into some of the coldest places on Earth. Their support of Polar Bears International and our research, education, and action programs stems from DWND's belief in protecting our arctic environment and its remarkable species.
Exchange Petroleum is a locally owned and operated division of the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC), a diversified, acquisition-oriented corporation. Exchange Petroleum was created in 2010 to provide refueling services to EIC’s growing fleet of airline companies. Since then they have grown into an industry leader in wholesale petroleum and aviation fuel supply.
The Florida Brewery located in central Florida prides itself in recipes that use only the finest hops, barley, and other ingredients to combine for fine tasting brews. Through the sale of their flagship beer, Polar Beer, Florida Brewery gives back a portion of each sale to support the mission of Polar Bears International of conserving polar bears and the sea ice they live on. So if you’re ever in the central Florida area, drink a beer, save a bear!
Gilberto Calzolari is a women’s demi-couture fashion brand, an elegant and timeless design expressed in a refined silhouette of clean lines, exquisite retro details, and unexpected combinations. A product Made in Italy of the highest quality in tailoring craftsmanship, against the prevailing tyranny of today's fast fashion. Its first collection is inspired by the Arctic, with precious fabrics that recall the texture of ice and a polar bear playfully embroidered on a silk duchesse skirt: an ode to nature and to a beautiful world in need of rescue.
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. is one of Canada’s pre-eminent wealth management firms. Founded in 1984 and serving high net worth private clients and institutional investors, they are dedicated to meeting the needs of their clients by delivering strong risk-adjusted returns together with the highest level of personalized client service.
Since 2007, this young lady has been photographing stuffed animals in natural habitats and donating 23-28% of her profits to PBI depending on the card. What a fun and creative way to get people excited about conservation!
Middlesex Savings Bank is a mutual bank based in Natick, Massachusetts, serving communities west of Boston for over 175 years. As a mutual bank, Middlesex has no shareholders, and they focus on providing value to residents of their communities—including implementing a green policy that includes an 80,000 square foot operations center that runs on solar power, programs in place to reduce paper consumption and all new branches conforming to energy saving standards.
Born of Nordic heritage, NorwegianSweaters.com is an established family-run online retailer teamed with Norlender, a Norwegian family business since 1927, bringing genuine Norwegian knitwear to happy customers across the planet. With an iconic polar bear logo and a low-carbon operation, they have united with PBI to create a Polar Bear Collection, each purchase triggering a generous donation of between $5 and $25 per sweater depending on the style—a great way to bundle up for polar bears!
Pelican Products is a global manufacturer of advanced lighting systems, rugged protector cases, and shipping containers.They donated six cases for computer transport to Churchill and provide us with a discount on additional cases for field research, including those that will house cameras for our Maternal Den Study.
Polar Bear Air Conditioning and Heating
Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is a family-owned company serving Washington, D.C. As a D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility contractor, PBAC promotes high-efficiency heating and cooling systems to reduce energy use. PBAC is also proud to partner with Polar Bears International to encourage local residents to use less energy by using programmable thermostats and taking PBI's Thermostat Challenge and Energy Challenge. PBAC agrees polar bears are perfect mascots for energy conservation!
Sleepbear is a British family-owned-and-operated luxury pure latex and memory foam mattress company that makes one mattress and pillow designed for all. Sleepbear is working to promote a healthy lifestyle orientated around sleep and the best ways to achieve a satisfying night's rest. The company understands the importance of a good night's sleep and is so confident about the quality and superior finish of their products that they offer a 100 Night “sleep on it” trial as well as a 10-year guarantee. Sleepbear's aim is to highlight the work of PBI and encourage the general public to make conscious and responsible choices while conserving and utilize resources in a suitable manner, with particular regard to resources that are scarce and non-renewable.
During the fall polar bear season, Tamarack Rentals provides a discount on transportation rentals that allow all of our programs to run smoothly in Churchill.
Welders Supplies is part of the Innovair Group—Canada’s largest independent distributor of compressed gases such as oxygen and nitrogen, while its sister company, Medigas Manitoba Limited, distributes medical devices for the treatment of respiratory conditions. In 2014 the company was recognized as Family Business of the Year in Manitoba. In 2016 it celebrated its 70th anniversary of focusing on providing innovative solutions, technical leadership, and excellent customer service to customers ranging from healthcare to manufacturing.