February 27, 2017

International Polar Bear Day is an annual event celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the conservation status of the polar bear and related environmental issues, especially global warming.

Organizers encourage people to find ways to reduce their carbon output, such as by turning down their thermostat or driving less.
50% of the emissions that contribute to global warming are from heating and cooling.

The University of Saskatchewan announced in 2014 that it would be turning its thermostats up two degrees in the summer and down two degrees Celsius in the winter to honor International Polar Bear Day.

The decision is said to have reduced the university’s carbon emissions by two-thousand tons and saved the university over two-hundred thousand dollars per year. I couldn’t find any verifiable proof of this. Does anyone else know?

02-27-17

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