Polar Bears International

For polar bears, spring is the season of young cubs and the time to feast on ringed seal pups. But for Polar Bears International, spring is a time of action campaigns to help the bears.

© Daniel J. Cox/naturalexposures.com

4/18/2017 12:47:34 PM

Springtime for Polar Bears

Spring is a time of plenty for polar bears, the season to feast on plump seal pups. This easy prey is especially important to polar bear moms with young cubs—they need to replenish their fat reserves after months of fasting in maternity dens.

For all of us at Polar Bears International, spring is a season of action of a different sort! We hope you’ll join us as we launch a series of springtime events to help polar bears. These start on Earth Day, April 22nd, and end with the People’s Climate March on April 29th.

Here is what we’ve planned:

  • On Earth Day, April 22nd, we’re once again holding our Transportation Challenge. Become part of the shift to sustainable transportation options by taking our challenge—and check out our infographic to see how your actions scale up! If you’re a teacher or student, download our No Idling and Pedal for Polar Bears toolkits to expand the challenge in your community.
  • The March for Science is also on Earth Day, with marches in Washington, D.C., and at satellite locations around the globe! We urge you to join fellow citizens in a strong show of support for science and the vital role it plays.
  • What’s next? The week spanning the March for Science and the People’s Climate March has been designated a week of climate education and action. We plan to do our part with a series of Facebook Live chats that start on April 22nd and continue through April 29th. We’ve scheduled a range of scientists and partners to join us. Follow our Facebook page for announcements on speakers and times.
  • On April 28th, we’ll announce our Project Polar Bear Contest winners, live from the People’s Climate March Youth Convening! This year, teams of carbon-busting kids spanned the globe, from Canada to Czechoslovakia, from the U.S. to Spain. Follow us on Facebook and keep your eye’s peeled for a LIVE chat revealing the winners that day.
  • And, finally, PBI plans to march in Washington, D.C. at the People's Climate March on April 29th. Sign up here for the D.C. march or for a sister march in your community. We’ll send details next week on where to meet in D.C.

Thanks for joining us as we power forward, exercising our rights as citizens and speaking up for bold action on climate. And don’t forget to contact your representatives and let your voice be heard. We’ve gathered talking points and other helpful information to get you started.

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