Project Polar Bear
Project Polar Bear is an international teen challenge sponsored by
Polar Bears International. Project Polar Bear is a chance for small groups of teens to make a difference for polar bears by reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and slowing the warming of the Arctic.
Last year's grand prize winners were the Energy Angels from South Allegheny High School in McKeesport. Smart, savvy, and skilled at problem-solving, the 14-year-old Energy Angels were tireless in their outreach and passion for change. During the three-month-long contest, the team educated their community about the benefits of switching to CFL bulbs, using the slogan, "Change a Bulb, Save a Bear." They also held fundraisers and partnered with local companies to buy the energy-efficient bulbs to give away at community events. In addition, they held a power down challenge in their school district in which teachers and parents competed to reduce their electricity bills. Their efforts paid off with giveaways of 1,958 CFL bulbs; 150 energy-saving pledges; and CO2 reductions of more than 1.5 million pounds!
Remember, every change no matter how small, can make a difference!