The Polar Bear Epidemic
Often, when we think about a polar bear, we imagine the cuddly looking, fluffy, white bear. What we constantly forget about this animal is it’s standing in the food chain. In the Arctic, the polar bear is at the very top. They have a job, just like you and I. If they aren’t there to maintain populations of seals and other Arctic animals, then an imbalance is created, throwing off the entire ecosystem.
The polar bear population has seen drastic decreases in population (only 21,000 left) due to climate change. Organizations such as World Wildlife Fund, and other supporting charities, are focused on the relocation of these polar bears to areas of the Arctic where the ice caps are the most solid.
I want you to imagine that you’re sitting in your living room. Perhaps you’re reading a book, watching television, or simply resting. Now imagine that this room slowly fills with water. Before long, you’re thrashing under the water as you lose your foothold. You have nowhere to go but to search for a room that isn’t filling with water. Although, every room is beginning to fill, some faster than others. Your time is on the clock, and you’re waiting for another species to extend that time.
That is the position of the polar bear. Their habitat is melting and there is nothing they can do about it. We have to be the difference makers. It’s our time to step up and protect this species. A lot of brands are taking stabs at climate change, which is amazing, but that is going to take far too long. The polar bears don't have the luxury of time. They have finite resources and little empowerment to better their own circumstances.
The Origins Project seeks to change these outcomes using proceeds from our products. We’re pushing the time on that clock and trying to extend it. Join our community as we try to drain every single room in the house of the water that floods it, before it’s too late.
Let’s protect wildlife, together.