Polar Bears International

Today's Shout Out goes to a 7th grader taking on climate change

© Craig Taylor/Polar Bears International

5/13/2015 1:42:18 PM

{Wednesday Shout Out} Pay it Forward

Today's shout out goes to Olivia, a 7th grader at Seattle Girls' School. As part of a school project, she is taking on the root problem for polar bears—loss of their sea ice habitat due to human-caused climate change. If that sounds familiar, it's because it's PBI's goal, too.

Olivia's elevator pitch sums up her mission:

I am working on a project called Pay It Forward; where you choose a topic that you care about and start from the "faucet" or root of the issue. My topic is that there is not enough habitat space for Polar Bears because of Global Warming.
 
I love polar bears because I have always loved water, especially the ocean, and they are animals of too much importance to go extinct.
 
I am currently writing a blog as one of my Pay It Forward actions, and I chose to do this because I think that a root cause of Global Warming is the lack of awareness people have, that the simple things they do every day impact the environment.
 
Everybody contributes to the melting of the ice, and everything makes a difference. It's not in the future, and not in the past. It is going on right now. And we have to change it. 

Olivia's Save the Sea Bears blog is both educational and full of action steps to help polar bears.

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