I'm Fundraising to Bring alive these Stories from the Frozen Wild

Hi there. I am Tejaswi, and I advocate for sustainable business and value creation in India. I am raising funds for the Leadership On The Edge program hosted by the 2041 Foundation's expedition to Antarctica. 

I have been an environmentalist since I was 13. I founded the eco-club at my school, and since the time my essay was picked as one of the six winners on connect2earth - an erstwhile initiative by Nokia and WWF, I have strongly believed that the key to better personal and environmental health lies in what we eat. 

Before you jump to the conclusion that I am asking you to give up your bacon, let me assert that I don't hold that view. Instead, I have come to understand the emphasis ought to be sustainably sourced food that is fresh, minimally processed, with little to no chemical exposure, and covering the shortest of food miles.

This is the area I want to make an impact on with my venture and efforts. I hope to take the first step towards this journey by participating in this expedition to Antarctica organized by 2041and led by Robert Swan, who has received the civilian honour of the Order of the British Empire from the Queen. He is a gifted communicator and has many years of experience in helping raise awareness, while advising several environmentally-oriented ventures, such as that of Paras Loomba, an ex-2041er, who founded the Global Himalayan Expedition.

I have already been accepted into this program. I will receive an unconditional offer once I am able to reserve a place on board by making the payment for the Expedition Fee.

The 'Leadership on the Edge' program by Robert Swan, OBE, is hosted by 2041's expedition to Antarctica.

Learn more about my work in Ladakh here or visit my LinkedIn profile.

What do I plan to do with the funds?

A large chunk of the funds raised will go into the Expedition fee. The tentative dates are March 13-25, 2016. The rest of the amount will go into funding my airfare, food expenses, warm clothing, and any licenses, permits and insurance policies that will be required to be allowed to go on this expedition. 

A detailed break-up of the planned budget.


Q. How can we learn more about your journey?

A. I will be documenting my entire journey by way of videos, photographs and
     blog posts. These will be made publicly available through an online platform.

Q. What next?
A. The idea is to come back and use the leadership skills and experience to work
     with local businesses to make clean eating accessible and affordable.

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28th November 2015
I will be partnering with the 'positive news' media platform- The Better India, to share updates and document my journey. Find the introductory story here

The Story of my journey on The Better India
27th November 2015
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So, my story was featured in today's city edition of the Deccan Chronicle. So excited about the response from my friends, family and extended networks. Motivates me to keep up the momentum, and stick with it. :) 

An important takeaway for me from this expedition will be the access to mentorship and the opportunity to meet and collaborate with like-minded people. I believe there is a food revolution around the corner that will nourish us without negatively affecting the planet, and I'm not the only one - business trends are pointing in that direction. For instance, in this article, I mention Padmashree Warrior's comment on the future potential of food technology being in food scrapers and year-round pesticide-free crops. This is an intriguing prospect, and could be a major turning point in how we live, source food, and dine. 

Feel free to reach out to me @charitmay on twitter or leave a Disqus comment and I'll get back to you if you have any thoughts or questions. Thanks guys! 

And don't forget to spread the word. :)

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raised of Rs.1,230,000 goal

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Supporters (19)

Sujith donated Rs.501
over 2 years ago
Anonymous donated Rs.3,000
over 2 years ago
Anonymous donated Rs.500
over 2 years ago
Rajasree donated US $100
over 2 years ago
Maya donated US $100
over 2 years ago
Pradeep donated US $100
over 2 years ago

Good luck and God bless. Anju aunty Dubai