PBI's International Polar Bear Day takes place every year on February 27th ... and we invite you to join us in celebrating it as a day of action to reduce your carbon footprint! How? By taking our Thermostat Challenge.
With the Thermostat Challenge, we encourage you—along with our Arctic Ambassador Centers, schools, and businesses—to celebrate the day by adjusting your thermostat up or down a few degrees (depending on where in the world you live) on February 27th to lower carbon emissions and help save polar bears.
And don't forget: share photos of your participation on our My Planet, My Part page.
Did you know?
Heating and cooling accounts for almost half the energy needs of the average home, according to the Environmental Protection Agency! Insulating your home, changing air filters regularly, and correctly using a programmable thermostat can make a significent difference in reducing your carbon footprint (and your energy bill).
The Thermostat Challenge is part of our SOS! (Save Our Sea Ice) campaign, a series of earth awareness celebrations centered around action on climate change. The campaign begins each year on International Polar Bear Day, February 27th, and continues through Polar Bear Week in the fall—although you can take the challenges at any time. Visit our SOS! page for more ideas and resources.