2041 would like to send a colossal congratulations to Darren McGann, 2041 Alumni member who attended IAE 2011. The Net Impact Force of Change Award recognizes members “who has gone above and beyond their regular role as a student or employee to create a more sustainable and just society through the power of business. See how Darren created a change in the video below. Great job Darren!
Cairns climbers Craig Roberts and Jay Finucane will be tackling an incredible feat starting in just 97 days by climbing Vinson Massif which peaks at 5,104 meters above sea level is the highest peak in Antarctica. With the support and encouragement of 2041’s founder, Robert Swan, “they will use this extreme challenge as a vehicle to highlight to the broader community the stunning beauty of Antarctica and the vital importance of preserving this pristine environment. Craig and Jay have been climbing and mountaineering together, in some of the Earth’s most beautiful and pristine environments, for over a decade. Over this time they have unfortunately witnessed firsthand the effects of global warming and climate change, mainly through the dwindling access to mountains and to rapidly receding glaciers. This has led to a feeling of responsibility to make people aware of just what our reliance on fossil fuels and our current unsustainable practices are doing to our precious and fragile planet and its ecosystems. With Swan as their mentor, the “Keep it Cool” team will embark on a mission that aims to build on Swan’s movement to underpin continued environmental protection of Antarctica.”- Keep it Cool 2011
We hope you will take a moment and see how Craig and Jay are turning their dream into a reality and help support them on this treacherous yet inspiring mission which you can follow here at Keep it Cool Antarctica 2011- The Expedition. Wishing you the best from everyone at 2041!
Darren McGann and Janet Morris, 2041 IAE 2011 Members
In June, two 2041 IAE Alumni Members Darren McGann and Janet Morris reunited at the Corporate Eco Forum Gala in Washington D.C. “The annual meeting assembles an elite group of senior executives from 18 industries to share insights, collaborate, and innovate” as explained by EcoForum. Janet had won her place to attend the 2041 IAE 2011 Expedition after promising not to buy any new products for a year. She took the stage to tell her inspiring journey after an incredible introduction done by Corporate Eco Forum Founder’s twelve year old daughter, Anjali Rangaswami.
Watch Janet as she takes more than 220 Corporate and Government Environmental Leaders on a virtual trip to Antarctica here.