Captain Polo

Global ambassador for climate education

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Captain Polo
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My name is Captain Polo

 

If you want to find out why I'm a Captain, check out this blog post.

I'm not your usual type of bear. I can talk and write, for one thing. But mostly I'm a bear on a mission to understand climate change and help everyone do something about it.

Although humans are responsible for the problems of this planet, such as trash everywhere, loss of forests and coral reefs, disappearance of wildlife (such as my species), and of course abnormal climate change, you lot do know how to adapt, and find solutions to all these problems.

Myself and all the other remaining animals and plants on this planet are counting on you! 

Join me on my adventures to find out more about climate change all around the world, and what you can do about it, whoever you are and wherever you live!

Read all about my adventures!

Check out The Adventures of Captain Polo books.

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As an official Fan you'll be the first to know whenever I have exciting new things going on, Captain Polo will email you personally, and you'll get more fun stuff to download for free.

The Official Captain Polo Climate Change Board Game

NEWSROOM

New project: Climate-friendly Cook Book

I've got a really exciting new project to tell you about! Apart from making a new comic book about another adventure I'm on right now in Brazil (Author note: this will be Book 5 in the Adventures of Captain Polo series) I'm also really busy with a new, different kind of book called Captain Polo's International Climate-friendly Cook Book for Kids. 

This book is different because this time, kids at school are the ones writing it! The project also includes fun and super educational activities around the role food systems have in climate change. Check out the video to the right to find out more.

Well, not all of it: just the recipes. That's right, this will be a book of recipes! But not any old recipes: original recipes, from real families. And all the recipes have to be climate-friendly. That means they should mostly be vegetarian or vegan, and the ingredients should be locally grown, and organic preferably. Any recipes that do use meat or fish are fine, but it needs to be clear that the meat or fish are produced sustainably!

Penguin cook

Check out this podcast interview (starting from minute 8:45) to learn more about this project and why it's important:

SPECIAL NOTE FOR TEACHERS

If you are interested in getting your students and school involved as contributors to this project, get in touch! 

Polo's Blog

Whenever I travel somewhere and learn something new about climate change I'll write a blog about it. 

If you want to write your own guest blog about climate change or anything related to the natural environment just let me know and we'll post it here! 

Polo in Ecuador: the giant sponge effect!

By Polo Bear | March 10, 2020

Dear followers,Welcome to Ecuador! I’m here visiting my biographer, Alan Hesse, the author of the comic book I star in. Today we’re visiting the Antisana volcano, which has the biggest glacier in Ecuador and is 5,790 metres high: that’s more than 5 times higher than Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Britain! The day of my visit to Antisana the…

Water makes electricity in Malawi

By Polo Bear | March 10, 2020

Dear followers, I’ve just come back from Malawi in southern Africa!  I visited people living in villages in the south of Malawi, near the town of Mulanje. These villages have electricity thanks to a project by Practical Action and a local non-profit company called MEGA.  Thanks to this project, people are lighting up their homes, powering schools and energising businesses. …

Nepal

My visit to Nepal and ‘Gravity Goods Ropeways’

By Polo Bear | March 10, 2020

Dear followers, I’m very excited to be writing this blog about my recent trip to Nepal!  A very nice fellow called Andy Heath who works with an organisation called Practical Action kindly took me all the way to Nepal with him to meet some villagers who have had a big problem getting the things that they need,…

Polo learns about El Niño and Climate Change in the Pacific

By Polo Bear | March 10, 2020

Dear followers, this time I haven’t written a blog – too busy filming!  My biographer and I are exploring the effects of climate change on the Pacific coast of South America.  Check out my nifty shades! Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my Youtube channel!  Bye!

Captain Polo's Top 10 Climate Change Actions