Bundle-Up02The Buffalo Zoo invites the Western New York community to participate in this year’s “Bundle Up For Polar Bears” initiative!

Beginning on March 1st (just after International Polar Bear Day on February 27) we are asking schools, organizations, businesses and families to turn down the thermostat by two degrees on one or more dates between March 1st and March 15 to lower carbon emissions and
help save polar bears. Participants are invited to “bundle up” in their favorite warm clothing to help raise awareness on this worldwide conservation issue.

Polar-Bear-Hug02Reducing our carbon footprint can slow and even reverse climate changes, which cause sea ice to melt. Sea ice is a necessity for polar bears as they use it for hunting.

“Bundle Up For Polar Bears” was launched by the Buffalo Zoo in 2011. Since then, schools, families, and businesses have registered to participate each year.
Help us make this year’s project even bigger and better! Schools, organizations, businesses and families can register to participate by sending an email to tvanderwerf@buffalozoo.org. In the email, please state the name of your organization/school/family, the number of people participating and the date of participation. Share photos of your participation to webmail@buffalozoo.org. We’ll show them off on our facebook page so everybody can see the involvement of Western New Yorkers in this program.

The Buffalo Zoo thanks you for doing your part in helping to save polar bears!