2014 "Keep Winter Cold" Polar Bear Plunge sponsored by CCAN
The annual "Keep Winter Cold" Polar Bear Plunge is the Chesapeake Climate Action Network's priority fundraising event, powering victories to us off of fossil fuels and to clean energy. Each year, activists, friends and families show their commitment to fight climate change by jumping in the icy Potomac River.
•Download the 2014 Plunger Toolkit!
•Sign up: enter to win a bike!
Why should I help?
Human-made greenhouse gases are trapping more heat in the atmosphere, accelerating the increase in global average temperatures. Climate change is impacting our friends, family, neighbors... and yes, the polar bears. We need a transition to clean energy to prevent this crisis.
We ask plungers to set a goal of raising $350 or more. Why 350? Because 350ppm is the level of carbon scientists say we must return to in order to keep winter cold. This year, for the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of CO2 reached 400 ppm.
You can mail us a check. Help us avoid credit card fees by mailing any donations above $250. Put the full name of the plunger you are sponsoring in the memo line:
P.O. Box 11138
Takoma Park, MD 20913