Helping polar bears
Experts say people can do a lot to change things for the better. People have saved other animals in danger in the past.
Much of our energy comes from fossil fuels such as oil and gas. When these fuels are burned by cars or in buildings, they give off carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide acts like a blanket, trapping heat around our planet, disrupting the climate and melting Arctic sea ice.
Here are some things you can do to help the polar bears and other animals right now:
• Start a no idling campaign at your school. Ask parents to turn off their cars while they wait to pick you up.
• Organize your classmates to bike to school.
• Write a letter to your congressional representatives to let them know you care about polar bears and people too. A heartfelt letter from a kid can have a big impact, and letters from lots of kids would have an even bigger impact!
• Talk! Share what you’ve learned by talking to friends, family and local businesses about howwe can all make a difference outside our own households and influence decisions on where our energy comes from.