Calling All Green Teens!

If you’ve been following global warming and the race to save the polar bear, then you know the Arctic summer-sea ice cover has both shrunk and thinned by 45%, losing 70% of its former volume since the 1970s, when your parents were in high school. In fact, scientists predict the summer-sea ice will disappear completely in less than 30 years!

That’s bad news for the polar bear! Scientists say the species is unlikely to survive if there is an almost complete loss of summer-sea ice cover.
That’s why Polar Bears International (PBI), a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the polar bear, created its teen Leadership Camp program, a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid opportunity for students from around the world to travel to the Arctic to spend five days studying these amazing ice bears up close in their natural habitat. Thanks to Gault Energy, who formed a groundbreaking 10-year Alliance with PBI in 2008, one lucky green teen from Fairfield County will join this elite group!

Gault Energy and PBI know that sometimes it takes a village to change the world, and that teenagers like you are the key to inspiring, educating and empowering people to change the way they live in the race to reverse global warming and save the ice bear.

Leadership Campers arrive in Churchill, Manitoba, the Polar Bear Capital of the World, on October 9, 2011, receptive, eager and creative, and they leave October 15, 2011, educated, inspired and empowered to make a difference. Leadership Campers observe polar bears in the wild, and learn about climate change first hand from experts while aboard Tundra Buggy mobile classrooms.

Leadership Campers return to their communities as Arctic Ambassadors with a mission to educate young school children and their families about the plight of the polar bear and what they can do to help.

If you think you would be a great advocate for the ice bear, which sadly has become the ultimate symbol of global warming, we encourage you to enter this essay competition.

The deadline for this year’s Leadership Camp essay competition is May 6, 2011

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