CA Clean Air Day

Adopt a Polar Bear

A Cool the Earth Schools Program (K-5)
Celebrate CA Clean Air Day (October 6, 2021) by Taking Climate Action With Cool the Earth Schools.

Adopt a Polar Bear is a fun and empowering online program for blue skies and clean air. The program is free, easy to implement, and available in English and Spanish. Get started!

Program Components

  1. Student Videos: three short child-focused videos telling the story of Koda as he navigates his changing habitat.
  2. Family Climate Pledges: your whole family can take climate action for clean air and a cool planet.
  3. Creative Activity: student/class activity to reinforce climate actions.
Koda sleeping in the Arctic

Program Implementation

The program runs for two to three weeks and is easy to implement through a variety of channels: a teacher or school lead, a Green team lead, the PTA/PTO, the Principal, or simply through school communications.


Pittsburg Unified Teacher and Role Model Tasharie drives electric and leads her students in taking climate action with the Adopt a Polar Bear program.

Participation Awards

If your school’s families and teachers make at least 250 pledges:

  • Cool the Earth will sponsor your school by donating to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help restore polar bear habitats AND
  • You will receive a certificate of adoption from WWF.

When 10% of your school community participates in the program (measured by family climate pledges), the school lead will receive a $250 stipend from Cool the Earth.

Polar bear plush toy

Sign Up to Bring Adopt a Polar Bear to Your School

Please fill out the form and let us know that you’d like to bring Adopt a Polar Bear to your class or school!

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About Cool the Earth Schools

Our programs educate families about clean energy and inspire school-wide climate action for clean air and a cool planet.

Our mission is to inspire each of us to take climate change action! Since 2007 we’ve engaged children and parents with our K-5 climate education program in schools nationwide.

Learn more about Cool the Earth’s impact.

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