In July of 2009, 3 high school freshmen formed GreenTree of Tulsa as an environmental group that would help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Our plan is to plant trees in Tulsa and surrounding areas to sequester Co2. While working on this project we came to realize that not only the planet and humans are affected, animals are also greatly affected. Climate change and high Co2 levels are severely harming the polar bear's habitats. Due to their dangerous situation, polar bears have become a large part of our project. Since July of 2009, GreenTree of Tulsa(GTOT) has planted over 2,150 trees to help save the polar bears and our environment.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why Help Polar Bears?

Polar Bears were added to the endangered species list in 2008. The reason they are becoming endangered is due to climate changes affecting the sea ice upon which they hunt. Arctic ice is freezing later in the fall and melting earlier in the spring. This means Polar Bear's hunting areas are shrinking and their seal hunting season is getting shorter. Each week of less ice equals 20 lbs. less weight on the bears. Polar Bears are starving!

Unless something occurs... in our lifetime there may be no more Polar Bears in the wild. We want to make sure this does not happen! Our goal is to spread the word and provide information on how to help. Keep an eye on our blog for easy ways to help our environment and the Polar Bears.