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By Sarah Metzer, Denver Zoo Science Program Specialist
Education Representative on Denver Zoo's Polar Bear International Committee
International Polar Bear Day is a great time to look at the energy use in our homes. Heating and cooling accounts for nearly half the energy we use, energy which largely comes from the burning of fossil fuels. This releases additional carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, trapping heat like a blanket around the Earth. Unfortunately that extra heat is melting sea ice which is critical for polar bear survival. On February 27 you can join Denver Zoo by committing to turn down your thermostat 2 degrees to conserve energy during the Thermostat Challenge. Bundle up for bears with friends, family, and the community to save our sea ice!
Why stop there? Be part of the solution to reduce carbon emissions every day with simple, often inexpensive steps that add up to make a big difference.
The great news is that humans are problem solvers. We tackle these challenges the way polar bears tackle the tundra! Choose a sustainable future, and support representatives that do too. Join Denver Zoo in melting hearts, not ice caps.
Visit Denver Zoo February 27 through March 2 for special International Polar Bear Day activities!
To learn more about ways to conserve energy at home visit www.DenverEnergy.org
The Denver Energy Challenge is a no-cost energy advisor program administered by the City and County of Denver. Are you looking for ways to reduce your energy use? Need help programming your thermostat at the right temperature? Contact an advisor through the City at 720-865-5520.
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Certifiably Green Denver is a no-cost sustainability program administered by the City and County of Denver. Are you a business owner looking for ways to reduce operating costs? Want to be more sustainable? Sustainability improvements around energy, waste, water or transportation can help you get there. Contact a sustainability advisor through the City to get started and for your free green business assessment. 720-865-5457.