Get active to help polar bears

The 27th February is International Polar Bears Day.   This is a great chance to help polar bears from your own home by changing a few lifestyle habits and getting active to help polar bears! And if you've missed the 27th February - make today your own Polar Bear Day and start helping them today! 

The main polar bear charity is Polar Bears International.   They are dedicated to saving polar bears by saving their habitat.  Like many endangered animals, polar bears are under threat because of their homes being destroyed, lost, or taken over by people.  

Polar Bears International have a Save Our Sea Ice Campaign with a number of campaigns through the year that you can join in from home to help polar bears.  You can start these at any time - the important thing is that you do make a start!

Polar Bears International are based in the US and Canada but it doesn't matter where you are based - everyone can help polar bears with a few simple steps. 

 It's easy to help polar bears - scroll down the page to see how you can make a difference

To save polar bear habitat, we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.  The way we use transportation, energy usage, and food production - all make a difference to polar bear habitat.

The 27th February's International Polar Bear day is a great chance to put new lifestyle habits in place which will help preserve polar bear habitat.  

Adopt a polar bear from Polar Bears International through Buy a Gift if you're in the UK 
You can adopt a polar bear from Polar Bears InternationalIn the UK, you can do this through Buy a Gift for £17 for a year's adoption. 


Click here for info about a polar bear watching tour in Canada
Click here for info about polar bear holiays listed with Responsible Travel

How you can help polar bears

Take part in the Thermostat Challenge - adjust your thermostate a couple of degrees.   If it's winter time where you are, turn your heat down and put on a sweater.  (You'll save yourself money at the same time, so there's something in it for you!)

You can make every day a polar bear day.  Use natural energy wherever you can.  Walk instead of taking the car where you can.  Put washing out to dry on a line rather than using a tumble dryer.  Put on a sweater to keep warm instead of putting the heat on.  Turn the heating down or even off.  Just heat the room you're in rather than the whole house.  Put clothes in the sun to warm up. 

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