Ahh – to have time to sit down and write about something that needs to be done for the good of the planet and the polar bears!

Coca-Cola is trying to save and protect their beloved Polar Bears that grace their products throughout stores.  You have seen them, the cute little bears that enjoy Coke and dance and play and make us all laugh?  Well, they are real and need help staying safe in the environment in which they live.

Polar bear cubs, Svalbard, Norway

Photo “Polar Bear Cubs” – by Jon Aars/ Norwegian Polar Institute/ WWF-Canon

Join Coca-Cola in and the World Wildfire Fund to help create a safe haven for the polar bear.  To reach this goal, WWF will work with local communities, support Arctic Research and carry out additional polar bear conservation work.  Visit ArcticHome.com to learn more.

How can you help?  Well, easily you can help protect your own environment which directly affects theirs!  Check out these 10 Ways to Help Protect the Environment that you can do at home!

Reducing your carbon footprint is one of the biggest things you can do to help protect the environment and places like the polar bear’s Arctic home. By making smarter choices and by being less wasteful, we can each make a difference.

  1. Donate now to support the polar bear and its Arctic home (see below for how).
  2. Replace standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).
  3. Reduce carbon emissions by carpooling, bike riding or walking.
  4. Plant trees to absorb carbon dioxide and provide natural cooling by shading your home from the sun.
  5. Collect rain to water your plants.
  6. Make sure your dishwasher is full before you run it.
  7. Take shorter showers.
  8. Recycle empty beverage containers.
  9. Install an inexpensive low-flow showerhead.
  10. Use rechargeable batteries.

Looking for more ways to participate in environmental conservation? Check out these ideas from WWF.

Pretty easy, right?

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus); Russian Federation

“Bear on Ice” – www.JSGrove.com/WWF

How else can you help these precious creatures?   By donating!  And is is SO easy to donate as well.  Just text BEAR to 357357 to automatically donate $5 to #HelpThePolarBears.  Or you can donate $10 by visiting ArcticHome.com. In addition, if you use Coke Rewards (great free program!) you can donate your points!  And that’s a FREE donation!

Look for specially packaged Coca-Cola products in stores that will help create awareness for the need to help the polar bears and be sure to share this post with friends.  If we all make the effort then not only can we help preserve these bears, we can help make our planet better for all of us!

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus); Canada

“Bears Kissing” – Francois Pierrel/ WWF-Canon

**I received a package from Coca-Cola that included a Subway Gift Card, information on the program and other promotional merchandise.  My opinions and writings are my own.  Factual evidence and photos are provided by Coca-Cola.  Please see my Disclosure Statement for more information.**