Hi, I am Ashutosh. I have been a social entrepreneur working with locals in villages in various parts of India. I stayed in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand and Himachal
for more than 2 years teaching, helping the locals and exploring high altitude treks. That's when I got to see the impact of Climate Change closely. Recent Landslides in Himachal and Uttarakhand with flooding all over India is just the start of the disaster that is going to unfold if we don't act now. Climate Change is affecting the whole Planet.
During the expedition, we will learn about climate change, renewable energy, sustainability, and how all of these things impact our present and our future worldwide. Along with a better understanding of the continent's fragile ecosystem, I will experience its unique wildlife and observe the magnificent landscape of Antarctica.
2041 Foundation ClimateForce was founded by polar explorer, environmental leader, and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE. As the first person in history to trek to both the north and south poles, swan had dedicated his life to the preservation of the earth's poles by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy, and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change. 2041 ClimateForce's mission is to build on swan's dedication by informing, engaging, and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, to be sustainable, and to know that now is the time for action in policy development, sustainable practices, and future technologies.
I chose this expedition because of my belief in unified action
. During the recent floods in Uttarakhand caused by melting glaciers in Chamoli, I was just a few miles away from the spot. I experienced the chaos after the flood. Glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate. Warming intensifies with altitude and average temperature has already increased by 2 degrees in the Himalayan
region. Recent report from HIMCOSTE says the snow cover in Himachal region decreased by 18% in just one year. Around 20% of total human population is dependent on Himalayas but there is a lack of awareness among common people.Similar things are happening in the Antarctic. There is an increasing danger of rising sea level from the melting glaciers. Average Temperatures in Antarctic has increased by 3 degrees. That's why I chose this expedition to spread awareness and take initiatives to tackle climate change.
I graduated from IIT Kharagpur
in 2015. After working for 1.5 years at DMT as a Consultant managing geophysical surveys in India and Madagascar, I started agri-based social startup Farminvesta
, through which I served around 6000 farmers in Odisha and Assam. I worked as BDM India for a Dubai-based social startup Zoeasy, working to solve problems in overseas blue-collar recruitment. I came to Uttarakhand in 2018 and started teaching Maths and Coding and also started a social startup Trekfeel to connect locals directly with the travelers. I am also passionate about trekking and expeditions. I completed Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship in August 2021. I have received Anant Fellowship for Climate Action
. I am also part of Global Policy, Diplomacy and Sustainability fellowship (GPODS)
where I am learning about sustainability.
I believe my background in earth sciences with my recent knowledge in AI, Policy and Sustainability combined with my experience of staying in biodiversity hotspots and ecologically sensitive zones like Madagascar and the Himalayas gives me a unique opportunity to design initiatives that can help spread awareness and tackle climate change. But I cannot do this alone. Going to Antarctica is not a small deal. It takes a lot of effort into the team, for technical, medical, and natural issues. Moreover, the team is going there for a cause - Save Antarctica.That's why I need your support and partnership for this expedition.
Total Expedition Cost is around 25000 dollars comprising of
Post Expedition Responsibilities
Post Expedition, We will become the ambassador of Antarctica. We are expected to build and guide resilient and successful teams at work, home, and in our community and be sustainable in all aspects of living.
We would take action in policy development and sustainable business generation.
I have started working on connecting people living in eco-sensitive zones who will be the first ones to see the impact of climate change through my initiative of Global Oneness Network.
I have also started Youtube Channel to spread awareness regarding Climate Change. I am making a documentary movie on "climate change and its effect on flora and fauna" with help from retired filmaker from Doordarshan.
We aim to showcase the problems that climate change has brought and also how people are dealing with them.How the Corporate sponsors would benefit? If you wish to be a sponsor you could connect with me
Some Perks are as Follows: Facebook and Linkedin Shoutout, SaveAntarctica Calendar [using HD quality photos taken on the expedition by me], Fridge Magnet Save Antarctica, Credits in Documentary that I will make in Antarctica, Photos with your names and videos in Antarctica, Promotion of your Logo in Antarctica.
3 REASONS TO FUND THIS CAMPAIGN
#1: We need to come together in the fight against climate Change by building resilient ecosystem which is sustainable.
#2: We need to spread awareness regarding destruction happening due to climate change
#3: We need to preserve Antarctica in its pristine form. Antarctica contains 90% of all ice of this planet.
Official Expedition Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB78Za5nT4Y
Media Links: https://dainik-b.in/G005ILzpogb
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnnLeRt8QW0rkJz4unb5RA
Pic Credits: ClimateForce 2041https://2041foundation.org/cfa22/