Polar Bears International

10/26/2012 12:31:50 PM

Good News Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

It's Friday and we want to share some news. There's a lot of doom and gloom out there regarding climate change--and there should be. It's a serious problem that we all need to be taking action on. 

But on Fridays, we want to highlight some of the good news and focus on what people and communities are doing right now to reduce their carbon footprint. 

  • Here's a story about 21 kids who are making a real difference in the world, including a fourteen-year-old who turned a VW beetle into an electric car and a nine-year-old whose science fair project saved his city thousands of gallons of water. 
  • You can see all the pictures from Veolia Environment Photographers of the Year winners, including a photograph of a polar bear walking on broken ice floes in the Svalbard archipelago, by Anna Henly.
  • At the end of PBI's Leadership Camp, the participants were asked what they would take away from their experience. You'll be inspired by what they said. 
  • Firm in the belief that "sustainability should not be a luxury good," IKEA releases a sustainability strategy that, among many things, finds the retailer striving toward complete energy independence by 2020.
  • Our My Planet, My Part online gathering place is humming with activity. Join a forum, share your ideas, connect with others, and become part of the momentum for change!

Have a great weekend!

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