Robert Swan O.B.E, the first man in history and famous polar explorer to have walked to both poles (!!!), has personally selected me to become an ambassador for his mission to preserve Antarctica. Today, I am asking you to join me in taking action to save our planet.
Antarctica is shedding ice. Extraordinary biodiversity is disappearing. To many of us, news like this is devastating, even more so as we are undergoing a global pandemic at the same time.
Together, let’s take a positive turn ♻︎!︎ With your support, I will be able to impact my generation in a positive way and inspire them to protect the Antarctic.
WHO'S EMILIE AND WHY?
My name is Emilie. I am 20 years old.
From a young age, my British mum and French dad have given me the opportunity to travel around the world. I have treasured my numerous travel experiences, as a traveler, a nature lover but most importantly because I adore learning about different cultures.
This led me to study Social Sciences at the University of Bath, where I was able to expand my knowledge on Climate Change, International Relations, Politics of Development and more.
I have Chances for Nature to thank for my enthusiasm to help our planet ⬇️
Little Rangers is an educational program for children of the Menabe area organised each year by the NGO Chances for Nature. The program consists of educational activities, teaching the children how to live in harmony with nature and solve ecological problems. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend two weeks with the team as a volunteer.
This project sets one idea forward for me : EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL TO DRIVE CHANGE ❗
With Fondation Yves Rocher, we were able to raise 4000€ worth of reusable water bottles for the children.
So here we are today!
THE 2041 CLIMATE FORCE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
In November 2021, I'll be travelling to Ushuaia to begin an unbelievable journey to the Antarctic continent ! After crossing the Drake Passage, the most dangerous sea in the world, we will arrive in Antarctica
PS: the expedition is carbon neutral!***
(Thanks to the creation of the Polar Carbon Negative Initiative the expedition will be offset 1.25 times its carbon emissions.
Here are some of the amazing things, I’ll have the privilege to experience:
The Polar Plunge
- coming face to face with icebergs and glaciers
- the marvellous antarctic landscapes
- getting extra close to the continent’s unique wildlife
An Educational Experience
The purpose of this expedition is to create the next generation of sustainable leaders.
Robert Swan OBE is one of the most renowned climate leaders and one of the best public speakers I have ever seen. It’ll be so powerful to learn from him!
Many other experts will be on the ship too, meaning I will gain leadership skills and learn about the science behind climate change from the very best.
I will become an ambassador for the 2041 foundation!
The Leadership on Edge program will give me the tools to teach my community and myself why and how to be sustainable in all aspects of living. Not only will I gain knowledge issues on climate change, sustainability and energy use, I will also be enhancing my leadership skills.
2041 Climate Force is a community of inspirational individuals that will help me become the best version of myself.
WHO WILL BE THERE?
Robert Swan from the 2041 Foundation
The 2041 Foundation was founded by polar explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan (OBE), the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles.
26 years ago, French ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau gave Robert Swan a 50-year mission to save Antarctica from the realities of climate change. The 2041 Foundation was founded and through perseverance and dedication, Robert has helped inspire the next generation of leaders to take responsibility for their life paths.
LET’S TAKE ACTION
Upon my return, I will pass on my knowledge to others.
Here’s how !
1. I’ll be organising workshops at my university, The University of Bath, and businesses to discuss policies that can be put into place as collectives to drive change.
2. I’ll be going to 3 local schools in Bath AND my highschool in Paris to inspire the children to take action by sharing impactful stories about my expedition.
3. I'll use the leadership skills I will have gained to go back to Madagascar and inspire the children.
4. Make use of social media to promote things we can all do to protect the Antarctic continent: offsetting flights, eco traveling, shopping, and cooking sustainably.
From Robert Swan Expedition Leader of the 2041/Climate Force Antarctic Expedition:
1st Person to Walk to the North and South Poles
In return for your kind support!
Thanks for following me on social media and stay tuned there for what comes next :)
Thank you so much for your support!
- SOPHIE D'HALLUIN
- Maureen Alldridge
- christophe anjolras
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