This past Wednesday, February 12th, Canada Goose and Vogue hosted the U.S. premiere of the eye-opening documentary Bare Existence followed by a panel discussion about the impact of climate change on the future of polar bears at the SmogShoppe in Los Angeles.
The following panelists discussed the documentary and their combined experiences in the Arctic, having all experienced the effects of climate change there and its effect on polar bears.
· Kate Upton, Polar Bears International (PBI) Ambassador and newest Goose Person
· Max Lowe, Bare Existence Director
· Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, PBI Scientist
· Lisa Love (Moderator), Vogue West Coast Director
Canada Goose has been a partner to PBI for over 10 years, having launched a capsule collection of jackets in 2007 where $50 from each jacket goes directly to the organization. Earlier this month, Canada Goose expanded its PBI collection and commitment to the organization with the launch of five new spring styles. To date, the brand has donated more than $4 million to PBI to support their research and conservation efforts.
*Photo credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Canada Goose and Vogue