The live cams of the 2013 polar bear migration from Churchill, Manitoba have ended: Hudson Bay has frozen and the bears are back on the ice hunting seals!
Enjoy our replays and don't forget: make a pledge in our list below to green your holidays and share a photo of your actions in our gallery.
Join us in greening your holidays to help polar bears and the planet. (And make it a habit to reduce your carbon footprint throughout the year!)
Today I commit to:
LED light strands use about 70% less energy than incandescent lights and last ten times longer. When making the switch, look for Energy Star qualified LEDs and don’t forget to recycle the old strands—easily done at local home improvement stores.
Why waste energy? Set a timer so your lights turn on when it gets dark and switch off when you go to bed.
Consider homemade baked goods, jams, or knitted scarves as gifts—or give the gift of an experience, like tickets to a play. Another idea: a donation to a nonprofit in a loved one’s honor.
Save gas by eliminating extra weight in your car—especially heavy items that you don’t need. If space permits, carry cargo in your trunk rather than the top of the car.
Want to change businesses? Tell them with your dollars. Use Climate Counts as your guide to climate-friendly companies.
Understand the life cycle of a product before you buy it. Can you fix it when it breaks? Can you recycle it when it’s worn out?
Such a simple step, but what an impact! In 2006, about 1 million tons of plastic water bottles were produced in the U.S. alone—the energy equivalent of 50 million barrels of oil. And nearly three-quarters of those bottles weren’t recycled.
Did you know that consumers generate 25% more trash during the holiday season? Make a conscious effort to reduce that waste by avoiding disposable serving products, buying only what you’ll eat, sending e-cards, and wrapping packages with recyclable paper.
Show how you’re doing your part to save polar bears and the planet. Use the hashtag #myplanetmypart on an Instagram photo to add it to our gallery. Or post it on our Facebook wall with the #myplanetmypart hashtag. This month's challenge: Green your holidays! (but all actions welcome).