On October 24th, citizens of the world will simultaneously gather and engage in community events across the globe to call on world leaders to secure a fair, ambitious, and binding global climate change deal in Copenhagen this December at the UN Climate Change Conference.
Organized by 350.org, an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis, Robert Swan will partake in a march across the Brooklyn bridge with other organizations and individuals from across the New York. The New York City event is one of more than 2,000 events in over 150 countries. Images of the events from around the world, including the march across the Brooklyn Bridge, will be featured on giant video screens in Times Square as part of a 350 countdown, and are accessible at 350.org. If you are in the area, come out support 2041 and 350.org, and stay tuned for more in-depth information about COP 15 in the coming weeks.
In mid-June, Robert gave a lecture to students at the prestigious St. Olave’s School in Kent. He spent some additional time with the young students, answering their questions about his accomplishments, goals, and the future of our planet.
The Times Online covered the visit in their ‘Science Central’ section. The enlightening and entertaining article, based on Robert’s Q & A with the students, highlights why Robert enjoys speaking at schools so greatly, while providing a welcome breath of levity to the global warming debate.
Sometimes kids just want to know about frostbitten toes, and who can blame them?
From July 1 through September 4, 2009, teachers or professors can visit the contest website and submit a compelling essay, 500 words-or-less, titled: “Why I want to visit Antarctica this November, and how I plan to bring the skills I learn back to my classroom.”
Good luck, teachers! We can’t wait to have one lucky grand prize winner join us in Antarctica this fall!
2041 is excited to announce the upcoming release of Robert Swan’s new book, Antarctica 2041, to be released October 2009 through Broadway Books, a division of Random House. A personal biography of Robert’s journey and ever-evolving commitment to promoting renewable energy and combating climate change, the book is ultimately an upbeat and timely call to action.
Co-authored with Gil Reavill, his book will be available nationwide this fall through all major retailers. Visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders or Random House to pre-order a copy, today. Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming book release, including book tour dates.
On Tuesday, 9 June 2009, Robert Swan spoke at the IABC World Conference in San Francisco, leading a session on Sustainable Leadership. The conference, attended by International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) members from around the world, is the leading international forum of its kind and focuses on latest developments and best practices in the communications field.
Robert’s presentation, focusing on leadership in today’s economy and the importance of promoting sustainability, struck a cord with hundreds of conference attendees. In keeping with 2041′s commitment to embracing new media tools in reaching the leaders of tomorrow, what better way to access a global audience than in-person face time with the world’s best and brightest communications professionals?