2/27/2013 8:40:14 PM

Project Polar Bear Champions

And the Winners Are ...!

Today is PBI's International Polar Bear Day—a day to raise awareness about the threats facing polar bears and to inspire action on climate change.

And what better day to announce the winners of our Project Polar Bear Contest, a three-month-long competition that challenges teams of young people to design and carry out long-lasting community projects to reduce CO2?

We honored these amazing young people in a special broadcast at 3:30 CT today on our website, awarding the top-scoring teams grants to carry on their projects. And the winners are:

Great White Bears Category - Middle and/or high school students in teams of 6-34, cash prize $750
Winning Team: The Ice, Ice Savers from McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Project: Community reusable bottle campaign

Subadults Category- High school students in teams of 1-5, cash prize $500
Winning Team: Team Impact from Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Project: Composting effort to eliminate school cafeteria waste

Cubs - Middle school students in teams of 1-5, cash prize $500
Winning Team: The Purple Polar Bears from Park City, Utah
Project: Recycled crafts campaign to reduce waste and educate

Cubs - Middle school students in teams of 1-5
Runner-up: Team Ice Cold from Nelsonville-York, Ohio
Project: Composting project at local community garden

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