Polar Bears International

Corporate Sponsorship Program

Partners in Change

Our corporate sponsors are key supporters of PBI. In addition to financial or in-kind backing, they help us with governance, operations, and awareness.

Our corporate sponsors apply principals of environmental welfare to the production of their own products, processes, and services—and, by association, polar bears.

They are leaders and key influencers of corporate responsibility in their respective markets, and allow us to continue on our path to conservation.

Our corporate sponsors:

  • Hold all employees, processes, and products to high standards for environmental sustainability.
  • Demonstrate an ecological conscience through the responsible development and management of a product from its inception to its ultimate end and discontinuation.
  • Recognize and act on the premise that a significant part of success is principled stewardship of the global community.

If you are interested in becoming a major sponsor (over $10,000 in value), please email fundraising@pbears.org.

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Platinum Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $100,000 or more.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose makes the warmest parkas on the planet. Every year, the company donates special PBI Expedition Parkas to our Research Advisory Council scientists and other team members. The clothing helps keep them warm even in the fierce cold of the High Arctic. Canada Goose also donates Chilliwack Parkas for use by our Leadership Camp students and instructors, as well as our volunteers and support staff. The purchase of either parka includes a $25 donation to PBI and a PBI membership.

www.canada-goose.com


Frontiers North Adventures

Frontiers North Adventures has been a Platinum sponsor since 2000. Each year they generously support our climate alliance training by donating nights in their remote Tundra Buggy Lodge to our participants and educators. Frontiers North also supports PBI’s other Churchill-based initiatives, including our Field Ambassadors who join Frontiers North guests onboard the Tundra Buggy to provide lectures while exploring the tundra. Frontiers North developed and built Tundra Buggy® One, which is what we use throughout the polar bear season. Buggy One is outfitted with tools and equipment that enable us to broadcast our PBI Tundra Connections Webcasts and video conferences world-wide, allowing us to share our polar bear research with educators and students all over the world. Frontiers North Adventures is a leader in responsible tourism, specializing in authentic tours that share the wildlife, history and culture of Canada’s North. Frontiers North President and CEO John Gunter is a member of our Stewardship Advisory Council; his special focus is on eco-tourism and human impact on polar bears.

To learn more about our partnership visit
www.frontiersnorth.com/polarbearsinternational


Natural Exposures Photography

Award-winning photographer and PBI friend, Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures Photography, generously donates photographs for use in our communications materials, particularly our website. He also created a series of photographs of PBI Research Advisory Council members conducting field research on polar bears and donated them for use in PBI Arctic Ambassador Centers. Cox is also a PBI Media Advisory Council member.

To learn more about Natural Exposures, visit
www.naturalexposures.com

Gold Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $50,000 or more.

Bering Time

Bering's limited edition Time to Care watches are dedicated to the protection of polar bears: the undisputed kings of the Arctic who are threatened by arctic sea ice losses due to climate change. Bering has a special place in its heart for polar bears, campaigning for their conservation since 2011. For each stylish and sophisticated charity watch sold, Bering will donate $15 to PBI.

www.beringtime.com


Calm Air

Based in Thompson, Manitoba, Calm Air connects Churchill and other northern communities with Winnipeg. The company helps support our educational programs in Churchill, including PBI Leadership Camp and PBI Tundra Connections® broadcasts, by offering discounted flights to participants, staff, volunteers, scientists, and educators.

www.calmair.com


Quark Expeditions

For almost 25 years, Quark Expeditions has been a proud ambassador of the polar regions, and a long-time, progressive supporter of various sustainability initiatives in the Arctic and Antarctic. Thanks to their passengers, Quark’s onboard auctions have raised over $1 million for charities dedicated to environmental and conservation efforts, including Polar Bears International. By bringing passengers to the fragile and pristine polar regions, and through the ongoing education efforts of our Expedition Leaders and staff, many Quark passengers become life-long ambassadors and advocates of Polar Bears International, and the polar regions.

quarkexpeditions.com

Silver Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $25,000 or more.

Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon

Established in 1990, Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon is built on both customer satisfaction and minimized environmental impact, incorporating the first-ever dealership Heat Recovery Ventilator system and GeoThermal heating. The ventilation system employs a counter-flow heat exchange between in-and-outbound airflow, providing the building with fresh air and improving climate control, all while promoting efficient energy use. The GeoThermal water-containing pipes heat both the floors and water for consumption. Their environmental awareness extends to staff members choosing environmental responsibility as a workplace value and reducing, reusing, and recycling throughout the building.

www.kelleherford.com


Poseidon Expeditions

As a member of the Association of Russian Polar Explorers, Poseidon Expeditions pledges to make its own contribution to the development and furthering of arctic science research. The company actively encourages and supports participation in its voyages, by naturalists and scientists engaged in arctic research, and endeavors to promote this by offering them a platform from which to perform their research and a forum with which to voice their unique understanding of this delicate and ever-changing land mass. Preservation of the arctic habitat and the polar ice cap are environmental imperatives and the responsibility of all. They accept this tenet and through their work help their passengers understand the importance of preserving our one unique Earth.

www.poseidonexpeditions.com


Sheraton Four Points Winnipeg Airport Hotel

Every fall, the Four Points by Sheraton—located just steps away from the Winnipeg Airport—donates hotel accommodations to PBI Climate Alliance trainees attendees and educators who overnight there before traveling to Churchill. They also donate accommodations to our support staff and scientists. Without their help, many of our fall programs in Churchill would not be possible.

www.starwoodhotels.com

Bronze Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $10,000 or more.

Animal Jam

Animal Jam is an online playground for kids that love animals and the outdoors. In partnership with National Geographic, players can explore scientific topics while safely communicating with their friends. As the largest online social network for kids, we are proud to give each player a chance to learn more about conservation and provide them with opportunities to have a real impact. Learn more by visiting Animal Jam and PLAY WILD!

www.animaljam.com


Argos Technologies

Argos Technologies manufactures and distributes laboratory equipment and supplies. Their PolarSafe brand is a market leader in cryogenic storage products. Argos shares PBI's work with their clients through their catalogue and publications. They also support our work financially by donating a portion of their sales. By educating their customers on the threats posed by climate change to polar bears, they bring attention to the impact each of us has on the environment.

www.argos-tech.com


Feather Industries

Feather Industries Canada is proud to support PBI and its cause to conserve polar bears and their habitat. This includes not only a monetary contribution, but also a commitment to a strong moral and ethical corporate policy. All of the down and feathers that they process are a by-product of the poultry industry, and their animals are treated in a fair and humane way. They also work hard to minimize their impact on the environment through all aspects of production and processing, including recycling up to 90% of the water utilized during the processing of down and feathers.

www.featherind.com


Graphics Services

Graphic Services of Lavonia, Georgia, generously donates both time and materials on print projects for PBI.


Polar Bear Products

Polar Bear Products is a weatherproofing brand that aims to be a leading provider of insulation products for the comfort and safety of your home. Its parent company, Jacobs & Thompson, has been an expert in the foam fabrication industry since 1955. As a proud bronze sponsor of Polar Bears International, PBP stands behind the environmental mission, vision and values of PBI by providing products that reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming.

www.polarbearproducts.com


Spirit Hoods

A transformation takes place when you wear a SpiritHood. This experience is un-definable, and completely unique to you. SpiritHoods believes in inspiring positive change, which is why they support so many conservation organizations, including Polar Bears International. Now when you purchase the SpiritHoods Phoenix Bracelet, the company donates $7 to PBI—100% of gross sales. One of SpiritHoods' goals is to educate people about the importance of helping endangered animals and empower them to make a difference—this goes hand in hand with PBI's mission.

www.spirithoods.com

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