I have had the honour of being selected to be part of the 2022 ClimateForce expedition team. This expedition is led by Sir Robert Swan, founder of the 2041 foundation and I am the youngest member from India on this expedition in March 2022.
The expedition promises to be a momentous lifetime opportunity that I expect to shape my choices. The expedition will hone my learning about sustainability and climate change and equip me to promote and practice steps to deal with the challenges of climate change.
‘We are not the centre of the universe and we have to stop acting like we are the only species that matter’. This means we have to start acting for the good of the entire planet. And this is the next big step I am passionate about for which I seek your support.
What is the 2022 ClimateForce Antarctic expedition?
This expedition to Antarctica, the world’s last great wilderness, is a truly unique experience. I will be part of the world-famous leadership-on-edge program held by the renowned polar explorer Robert Swan. The aim of this program is to help equip my generation with tools to be able to tackle these climate change and sustainability challenges. There will be workshops on the history of Antarctica and how climate change is a threat to its fragile ecosystem.
Through the shore landings and treks on the continent, I hope to enhance my interest in wildlife as it would be amazing to see the animals found in Antarctica as many species are not sighted anywhere else in the world.
Many organisations such as Mahindra, JP Morgan and HP have sent delegates to lead these workshops and programs and I look forward to interacting with them and better understanding the challenges these companies face in order to become more sustainable.
This is an opportunity for me to connect with a global network of people who share an interest in spreading awareness and want to play a leading role in shaping a sustainable future.
Turning this expedition into action
Children are the future of this world and I am excited to do what it takes.
I commit myself as an Antarctic ambassador to raise awareness to preserve Antarctica as the world’s last great wilderness.
Through blogs, vlogs & presentations, I will increase awareness of climate change, Antarctica and personal choices that positively impact our environment.
I plan to translate my learning to design effective solutions to decrease packaging in my community-wide spheres of influence.
Through my various engagements, I hope to inspire others in championing climate change actions.
Who is Sir Robert Swan and what is the 2041 Foundation?
Robert Swan is the first man to walk to both of Earth’s Poles and for his achievement, he was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Youth.
During his expedition to the south pole, where he skied over 900 miles across Antarctica, Robert’s eyes and face were severely damaged. When he returned home, he learned that NASA had just discovered a dangerous hole in the ozone layer, which is what contributed to his injuries.
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