International Polar Bear Day
February 27, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of February, repeating indefinitely
Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and how we each can help.
The Polar Bear Connection
Using less energy produced by carbon-based fuels reduces our carbon emissions and can slow and even stop global warming, in turn saving our sea ice. Polar bears require sea ice for efficient hunting. Without sea ice, polar bears will decline in range and numbers, making them vulnerable to extinction in the future.
How to celebrate:
- Take the pledge to speak up for bold action on climate
- Take part in the Thermostat Challenge at home, work, or school to reduce your carbon footprint
- Check out special Polar Bear Day coverage on Facebook from Polar Bears International
- Play the Save the Polar Bear Game for early childhood learners from SCARCE volunteer Joyce Hemphill