Photo: Simon Gee / Polar Bears International
Polar Bear Week Ambassador Toolkit
Polar Bear Week is the first week of November!
The theme this year is polar bear-human coexistence.
This year the dates are October 29-November 4. You can help by joining our efforts to raise awareness about sea ice loss and the impacts on polar bears, using the tools and resources below.
Protecting Polar Bears and People
Every fall, polar bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay to wait for the sea ice to return so they can hunt their seal prey. But the summer ice-free period is three to four weeks longer than it was in the 1980s, straining the limits of the bears’ fat reserves.
Polar Bears International founded Polar Bear Week to celebrate the bears and call attention to sea ice loss in the Arctic, the impacts on polar bears, and how we can help.
In addition, we encourage people to support our coexistence efforts—helping polar bears and people live safely with each other. This is critically important as more polar bears spend more time on shore as the sea ice melts.
Get Involved This Polar Bear Week
Create Your Own Content
As trusted messengers we invite you to be a part of a collective effort to keep polar bears and people safe! Helping polar bears and people coexist with each other while we work to address climate change is a critical part of our work on behalf of polar bears.
Write up your own post or use some of the sample language below!
Key Links & Polar Bears International Handles
Polar Bear Week short link for social media: bit.ly/pbearweek
Polar Bear Week Donate short link for social media: bit.ly/protectpbearspeople
Kindly tag Polar Bears International so we can see your efforts to protect polar bears and people!
Photo: Meril Darees and Manon Moulis / Polar Bears International
Start a Fundraiser
This year, we’re encouraging people to support our coexistence work and other conservation efforts across the Arctic.
Take our Protect Polar Bears and People Challenge by starting a personal fundraiser and challenging your followers to do the same! We’ve set a goal of $100,000—and your participation can make a real difference.
Climate Action Talking Points
Want to share how important climate action is to you? Use these talking points to share your concern with those you love and your civic leaders. Also this year, the COP28 Climate Summit is November 30-December 12—roughly a month after Polar Bear Week.
Call for bold action from #COP28. Ask world leaders to protect people and nature by urgently scaling up climate solutions. This Toolkit, made for educators, is a helpful tool to prepare yourself and your followers to follow COP28 or learn more about international climate negotiations.
Support an #EnergyShift.We are so much more than our individual actions. Think about where your strengths and skills can be applied to influencing decisions on where our energy comes from. Research renewable energy options available to you, contact your local and national civic leaders, find a community of others who share your concern for climate change, and invite your friends and family to do the same.
#SaveOurSeaIce #ClimateActionNow #EnergyShift #TalkAboutIt #COP28
Feel free to share these sample posts on social media with your own visuals or with one of our included graphics to spread the word. Kindly tag @PolarBearsInternational and/or share a link to our website. We deeply appreciate your support!
Photo: Tim Auer / Polar Bears International
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