2/28/2014 3:17:15 PM

Good News Friday {IPBD, PPB Winners, U of S Turns it Down, Social Cost of Carbon}

Yesterday was International Polar Bear Day, and it was hopping!

On social media, our followers pledged to make it a day of action to reduce carbon emissions by taking our Thermostat Challenge—and by speaking up to policymakers in support of a fair price for carbon. 

There was other good news too:

• The University of Saskatchewan took our Thermostat Challenge seriously! The University just announced yesterday that they are setting ALL their thermostats across campus one degree lower in winter and two degrees higher in summer, permanently! When a big company or organization makes a change like that, it makes a big difference. The campus estimates they'll reduce carbon emissions by 2,000 tons per year and save $200,000 annually in utility costs. Way to go U of S!

• As part of International Polar Bear Day, we announced the winners of our Project Polar Bear contest! See which bright young minds our judges thought had the best projects (and it was so hard to choose!).

• You can now explore the Polar Bear Capital of the World with Google Maps and PBI! With this newly launched Street View, you can trek through the tundra with us. We are so proud to be part of this project that brings Churchill, Manitoba, and the surrounding tundra, right to you. When people can see what's happening in the Arctic first hand, we hope they will be moved to make changes in their own life to reduce their carbon emissions.

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