Polar Bear Week

It’s early November. It’s cold. It’s snowy. And polar bears are waiting for the sea ice to form. It’s Polar Bear Week!

Polar Bear Week coincides with the fall polar bear migration to Churchill, Manitoba, where polar bears gather to wait for freeze-up on Hudson Bay so they can return to hunting seals. During Polar Bear Week, we focus on the importance of sea ice to polar bears--and why we must take action on climate change to ensure their survival.

The 2018 event is November 4-10.

Join us by taking the Energy Challenge to sustain a future for the bears—and by supporting climate action! Here’s your day-by-day invite:

Sunday, November 4: Start the week by tuning in to the live Polar Bear Cam—watch the polar bear migration and get tundrified.

Monday, November 5: Show your support for the many individuals, cities, districts, businesses, and universities stepping up to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord. Get involved in building on this momentum and encourage others to do the same. #SaveOurSeaIce #StrongerTogether 

Tuesday, November 6: Help bring change to your community by reducing energy consumption at your home, workplace, or school. From light bulbs to ENERGY STAR appliances, we show you how.

Wednesday, November 7: Join us in making changes to the way you heat and cool your home, and work to inspire these changes on a community level.

Thursday, November 8: Power down at home, work, or school! Check out our Power Down Community Action Toolkit to learn how.

Friday, November 9: Pledge to VOTE with the climate in mind, in each and every election, and at every level of government. Let your representatives know you support action on climate—and urge your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.

Saturday, November 10: Let your utility company know you want to subscribe to green power. If you live in the U.S., you can do so by switching to Arcadia Power—and you’ll benefit PBI at the same time!

And don't forget to post photos of your actions on Instagram with the hashtag #saveourseaice.

The Polar Bear Connection
Using less energy produced by fossil fuels reduces carbon emissions and can slow and even stop global warming, saving the sea ice that polar bears need for efficient hunting. Without sea ice, polar bears will decline in range and numbers, making them vulnerable to extinction in the future.

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