PBI Arctic Allies program is for conservation-minded small businesses that want to make a meaningful contribution in support of our efforts to save polar bears and their habitat.
PBI Arctic Allies Program is a showcase for companies that demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship; challenge employees, suppliers, and customers to reduce their carbon footprints; and make conscious decisions and actions that reflect their environmental values.
How to Become a PBI Arctic Ally
If you're interested in making a one-time contribution, hosting a one-time event, or making a series of donations that totals less than $1,000 annually, please visit the donation page of our website. If you are seeking a formal partnership with PBI, please access our Arctic Ally application—we want to know who you are so we can better determine how we might benefit one another.
We neither partner with nor accept endorsements from companies that do not have a stated environmental commitment, and we prefer to form partnerships with companies that have made a commitment to climate, conservation, or energy reduction. We review candidates for our Arctic Allies program every two months. Contact us for details.
Meet PBI Arctic Allies
Cassiar Jade Collection
Cassiar Jade Collection has specialized in the highest quality of nephrite jade since 1967 as a direct manufacturer and importer of jade jewelry and carvings. They donate a portion of the revenues from their stone bear carvings to PBI in support of our research and education efforts. They also created a website—PolarBearFund.com—as a way to communicate their intentions and goals. To minimize the impact of their business on the climate, Cassiar Jade Collection has partnered with CarbonFund.org and purchases carbon offsets annually to bring the business to carbon neutral.
Rather than using tree-produced paper products, CloverSoft produces hygiene papers from 100% virgin, unbleached bamboo pulp. As a recipient of INBAR (International network of bamboo and rattan) certification for creating a sustainable natural environment, CloverSoft's goal is to educate the general public in making conscious and responsible choices.
Creative Apparel Concepts
The company donates 5% of every sale of its whimsical Munki-Munki line of polar bear pajamas. The fabric was designed by artist Heather Ross after a trip to Churchill.
DWND—Due West/Next Door Clothing
As a long standing partner and authorized dealer of the iconic outerwear brand Canada Goose, DWND and its clients have a unique lens into some of the coldest places on Earth. Their support of Polar Bears International and our research, education, and action programs stems from DWND's belief in protecting our arctic environment and its remarkable species.
Hanimals greeting cards are produced by a young girl who photographs her stuffed animals in natural habitats. They support PBI's polar bear conservation efforts—with 1/3 of the profits donated to PBI. The cards are really fun and creative! Bulk orders are possible with Seasons Greetings and other custom messages.
Love Winter is a Canadian company on a mission to give the world a reason to Love Winter. They have brought the 300 year old legendary Siberian Valenki boots to their home and native land, with a modern twist you will love!
Middlesex Savings Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank is a mutual bank based in Natick, Massachusetts, serving communities west of Boston for over 175 years. As a mutual bank, Middlesex has no shareholders, and they focus on providing value to residents of their communities—including implementing a green policy that includes an 80,000 square foot operations center that runs on solar power, programs in place to reduce paper consumption and all new branches conforming to energy saving standards.
Pelican Products is a global manufacturer of advanced lighting systems, rugged protector cases, and shipping containers.They donated six cases for computer transport to Churchill and provide us with a discount on additional cases for field research, including those that will house cameras for our Maternal Den Study.
Polar Bottles offer a practical and environmentally-friendly hydration option to single use bottle, eliminating the landfill and recycling issues associated with disposable water bottles. Polar Bottles keep liquids cold longer with their sealed dual-wall design, which creates a thermal layer of insulating air, bolstered by an ultra-thin layer of foil designed to reflect solar heat. They're made in the USA of locally sourced BPA and Phthalate-free low-density polyethylene.
Red E has a focus on the local; they exist as a good neighbor in Wicker Park, aiming to support local businesses and local artists. Not only does the company focus on great coffee, but it also has a social responsibility code. They commit to their employees, their customers, the neighborhood, the artistic community, the environment—and to going green for polar bears!
Sol-Heat installs quality solar hot water heaters, reducing energy bills and energy consumption. They donate a percentage of each sale to Polar Bears International in support of our conservation efforts. Save money. Save energy. Save the polar bear!
During the fall polar bear season, Tamarack Rentals provides a discount on transportation rentals that allow all of our programs to run smoothly in Churchill.