Please join Robert Swan in Washington D.C. next week where he will be giving two free public presentations. If you are in the area or know someone that is, we hope you will be able to attend one or both of these events.
“Robert will tell his extraordinary life story of how he experienced first-hand the life-threatening effects of climate change as he became the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the South Pole, learn how he has galvanized people around the planet to take small steps to reduce carbon footprints and generate demand for renewable energy.”
Resources for the Future Presentation
Wednesday, 15th of June, 5:30 -7 P.M.
R.S.V.P. required but all are welcome.
Reception to follow Resources for the Future
First Floor Conference Center
1616 P Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
View clips from the forthcoming documentary “Cool School Antarctica,” a film by IAE 2010 participant Liz Courtney. Liz captures the life-changing experience of visiting Antarctica through the eyes of 2009 Australian Idol runner-up Hayley Warner and 40 other young people from 15 different countries. You can view the documentary on September 25 on Foxtel Nickelodeon at 7pm. The film will also be featured at the Toronto International Environmental Film Festival in October, 2010.
In partnership with the venerable auction house, Christie’s, 2041 is donating a spot on our 2011 expedition to their ‘A Bid to Save the Earth’ Auction. 2041 is part of the silent auction portion of the event – the bidding closes on May 6, 2010. Check out our lot here.
The Bid to Save the Earth event is being put on in conjunction with NBC Universal, and all proceeds will benefit the following four non-profits: the NRDC, Oceana, Central Park Conservancy, and Conservation International.
After a whirlwind few days at the bottom of the planet, also known as Ushuaia, Argentina, our IATE team set off for the Drake Passage early afternoon on 18 November, 2009. Having made it through the notorious Drake and having their first sight of land in 2 days, the excitment is reaching fevor pitch for all onboard – follow their adventures at our IATE expedition blogsite. Our enthusiastic team onboard has also launched a twitter account to better communicate their Antarctic expedition experiences for their family, friends, co-workers, and supporters around the world.
Follow us @IATE2009, or sign up for our twitter RSS feed here. Don’t know what this ‘twitter’ is all about? Find out here!
KPMG – a 2041 partner and sponsor – sent 2 of their employees on the March 2009 IAE expedition and has just published expedition coverage in their August 2009 Careers Magazine.
The article covers an overview of Robert’s mission, KPMG’s involvement, and KPMG’s green agenda. Most importantly, the article highlights the personal experiences of KPMG’s team members and how the expedition has changed their lives, and includes a brief expedition video diary. The phenomenon the article touches on – Robert Swan’s ability to inspire others to act – is what sets our company and expeditions apart from being another tick on a corporate policy checklist.