October 30, 2016

The Expedition

In March 2017, Bangkok Patana School representatives Helen and Rebecca will be participating in the International Antarctica Expedition 2017, alongside Sir Robert Swan, to raise awareness of international efforts to protect Antarctica’s future and promote reusable energy use.

Did you know?

In 2041 the international moratorium on mining in Antarctica will end, and already its future is extremely vulnerable to climate change. The 2041 foundation is the lifelong project of polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE. As the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles, Robert has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica through the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainable choices to combat the effects of climate change. He also seeks international support to extend the no-mining agreement beyond its expiry date of 2041.

2041’s mission is to build on Swan’s dedication by informing, engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, to be sustainable, and to know that now is the time for action in policy development, sustainable business generation and future technologies.

On the expedition to Antarctica in March 2017, Helen and Rebecca will learn more about, and subsequently raise awareness for, the protection of Antarctica, climate change and responsible resource management. They will use their knowledge to engage the Bangkok Patana School community even more and hope to encourage others to also support the mission of 2041.


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