11/14/2012 6:00:00 AM

Polar Bear Week is Everywhere

We are so excited because this week is Polar Bear Week. Think "Shark Week" only furrier and with more ice. We're launching it, for the first time ever, with our partners explore.org and Frontiers North Adventures.

The idea is to turn the non-stop, live coverage of the polar bears' wait for freeze-up into an annual global event focused on the threats polar bears face in one of Earth's most fragile ecosystems.

Polar Bear Week kicked off on Monday and we are seeing it spread across the Internet and into people's lives.

  • Outside Magazine is featuring a photo gallery of Churchill's polar bears on their home page.  
  • National Geographic has the polar bear cams as part of their "Editor's Picks." 
  • The Huffington Post is showcasing a new blog post each day by someone involved with polar bears—including some PBI folks. This post, by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, introduces Polar Bear Week. 
  • If you are on Twitter, look for #PolarBearWeek to keep up with all related tweets.

There are many more places around the web where you'll find Polar Bear Week information, celebrations, and awareness-raising.

How can you participate?

Watch the bears on Explore.org's Polar Bear Cams and share the cam link with your friends.

Taking part in our My Planet, My Part online community, where you can commit to reducing your carbon footprint, share photos and ideas, and connect in our forums with like-minded people around in the world.

Turn off a light, drive less, dry your clothes outside, and do everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint. In the end, slowing climate change and maintaining a livable habitat for polar bears is really the best way to celebrate Polar Bear Week.

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