Polar Bears International

International Polar Bear Day

PBI's International Polar Bear Day is February 27th!

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how we each can help.

You’re invited to celebrate with us!

You’re invited to celebrate with us by signing our petition asking for a fair price on carbon. This will level the playing field for renewable energy, providing a brighter future for polar bears (and people too!).

Next, team up in your community to help keep the Arctic cold. Take our Thermostat Challenge with your neighbors, schools, and business to save energy for polar bears—and then make it a habit:

  • Turn down the heat a degree or two and enjoy hygge or winter coziness for polar bears—put on your fuzzy slippers and a comfy sweater, light candles, sip a hot drink, or bundle up for a walk in the snow.
  • In summer, set the air-conditioning thermostat higher.
  • Install a programmable thermostat for year-round savings—and take additional energy-saving steps like adding insulation and weather-stripping windows and doors.
  • Show how you're taking part by posting photos on social media with #PolarBearDay, #ThermostatChallenge, and #Hygge.
  • See our Thermostat Challenge Toolkit for tips and ideas on community involvement.

The Polar Bear Connection

Using less energy produced by carbon-based fuels reduces our carbon emissions and can slow and even stop global warming, in turn saving our sea ice. Polar bears require sea ice for efficient hunting. Without sea ice, polar bears will decline in range and numbers, making them vulnerable to extinction in the future.

Did You Know?

Heating and cooling account for roughly half the energy consumption in an average home, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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