50 Times Polar Bears Crushed It for Greenpeace
by Lauren Reid
February 27, 2018
For International Polar Bear Day, we took a stroll down memory lane to revisit some of the incredible moments where polar bears have helped us create change across the globe.
It would be an understatement to suggest that we love the polar bear. In fact, we’re obsessed. This magnificent animal has played a vital role in shaping and impacting numerous global Greenpeace campaigns — from our early efforts to address climate change to combating plastic pollution; from protesting oil drilling to helping highlight the plight of imprisoned Greenpeace activists in Russia. In many ways, the polar bear has been a true symbol of these efforts, of why people invest in the protection of our planet. We consider her a beloved activist in her own right behind the environmental movement.
So on International Polar Bear Day, we wanted to feature this glorious creature — paying homage to an animal that has represented so much to so many. From at times irreverent and hilarious to deeply moving, here are 50 images that helped catapult some of our most important campaigns onto the international stage, creating moments that have engaged and inspired us all into action.