Polar bear letters contest

From December 1st, 2009, to February 28, 2010, let’s participate in the “Polar Bear letters contest”. To the two grand prizes winners: A trip to Nunavik!!! To participate, send a letter to the bear to explain your understanding of climate change issues and their impact on Planet Earth. Through this letter, you will describe ways of addressing climate change on your personal level as well as on the level of society as a whole. You will also pledge to adopt new habits to reduce your greenhouse gaz emissions.

Teachers : materials are available to help your students to participate in the “Polar Bear letters contest”.


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To participate in "Polar bear letters contest", please fill in this form with your parents or your teacher. You can also join the Ice Bear Club, if you want.

The * fields cannot be left blank.

Information needed regarding your participation:
You are*: a girl    a boy
First name*:
Last name*:
Your grade in school*:
Your school name*:
Your school city*:
Your Email*:
Your birth date*:

If your school is involved in your participation:
Phone number of your school:    - 
Name of a representative from your school
Email of this representative:

Please write your letter to the Polar bear in the box bellow (you can copy-paste it)

I pledge to adopt the following habit over the next year to reduce my greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect the polar bear (you can choose more than one new habit):

  At home, I take charge of composting organic material for my whole family,
             comprised of people (~ 50 of CO2/year/person)
  At least once a week, I encourage carpooling with 2 of my friends to get to activities that can’t              be reached by public transit (~ 200 kg of CO2/year)
  I lower the temperature in my room by at least 3°C every night (~ 15 of CO2/year)
  At least 3 times a week, I reduce my shower time by 5 minutes (~ 10 kg of CO2/year)

Through these new habits, I will save kg of CO2 per year.

In addition to the choice(s) you made above, you can enter another habit you’d like to adopt in the space below:

 I want to join the Polar Bear Club (I have to obtain my parents permission).

 I have read and accept the Contest Rules.