2041 was founded by polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.
South Bound & Down
This morning, the team set their eyes on the raw landscape of the far north peninsular. A land that has never seen war, that is near untouched by modern development, and where wildlife still roam free from the fear of man.
A melting pot of backstories, and expectations soon fade into perspective under the sheer scale and pristine detail of Antarctica. Exploring fur seal coated shorelines and standing side-by-side with yakking colonies of penguins, has left many of the participants with a sheer “words will not do justice” mindset.
The reality of experiencing this place has left many stunned and in awe, but between muted disbelieve- dialogues and narratives for sustainable development and conservation ring through the program and shared activities. How can we make this experience something that propels change back in the ‘real’ world? What motions and incentives can lead to a better way for development? These questions, asked within the backdrop of Antarctica, will lead to co-created solutions and measurable actions plans that will lead forward many years into the future.
Settling into the third night on the ship, the team is sinking into the routine of managing the dynamic realities of the Polar conditions. The possibilities of tomorrow lay in the minds of the sleeping ship.