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Polar Bear TV

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Take a virtual trip to the tundra with us through these favorite clips from last year's polar bear migration. And don't forget to make a pledge and/or share a photo in the Commit List and Gallery below!

Commit

 Join us in celebrating Earth Day, every day, by signing our Petition for Polar Bears and pledging to take our Transportation Challenge.

Today I commit to:

  • I committed to Commute to work or school by walking, biking, or taking mass transit
  • Globally, 28% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. Walking, biking, or using mass transit can have a major impact in stopping global warming.

  • I committed to When driving, turn off my engine for waits longer than 10 seconds
  • In the U.S. alone, idling engines release about 58 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, with no transportation benefit. What’s more, idling is hard on your engine, reducing its life by about 20%.

  • I committed to Avoid drive-throughs. Instead, I’ll park and walk inside.
  • Why waste gas and cause needless emissions? For every two minutes an average vehicle idles, it burns the amount of fuel needed to drive one mile. 

  • I committed to Organize a bike commute challenge at my workplace or school
  • Use our Bike Commute Community Action Toolkits for ideas and resources: we have versions for adults & kids!

  • I committed to Work to establish a No Idle Zone at my workplace, school, or church
  • Use our No Idling Challenge Community Action Toolkit for ideas and resources.

  • I committed to Invite my friends, family members, and colleagues to join me
  • Share our pre-made social media images for a fun way to get started: we’ve created them for biking and no idling efforts.

  • I committed to Hold a bike repair day or bike safety day to encourage cycling
  • This blog post by one of our Climate Alliance graduates provides inspiration and ideas.

  • I committed to Sign the Petition for Polar Bears
  • Let world leaders know that you want meaningful action on climate change by sharing our Petition for Polar Bears—and then invite others to sign, too!

Share

Are you helping polar bears throught the Transportation Challenge? Or taking other steps to help? Share photos or videos of your actions on Instagram with #saveourseaice and we'll add them to our gallery. 

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