Heather De Cruz-Cornaire
London-Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
How IAE Inspired Me:
The IAE expedition was a life-changing experience - it was a privilege to be guided by Robert, Barney and the team, who are inspirational and accessible, down to earth people. Being able to access some landing bays on the Antarctic peninsula and to experience this pristine wilderness was such a visceral experience, I can still 'feel' it. I don't even need to close my eyes. The lectures/workshops facilitated a sense of community, which were educational and inspirational. There is absolutely no doubt, this has truly transformed who I am as a person - I am still sharing my own insights with friends, family, colleagues and my local community.
What I am doing now:
I am delivering presentations called "Antarctica 2041" to local groups in Hertfordshire. The objective is to share the experience and also to create greater awareness of The Antarctic Treaty, Glaciation, Climate Change and the overall mission/vision of 2041. I have been researching the British Antarctic Survey and combining recent trends - the overwhelming feedback has been that people just don't know very much about Antarctica at all - including the Treaty. The presentation leads to questions about an individual's carbon foot print and gives food for thought.
Shaivya Singh Rathore
I am a student and a part time public speaker. I spread the IAE mission and climate solutions through talks and workshops. I have delivered talks at 10 schools across 10 cities including a TEDx.Learn more
IAE 2011 was a transformative, life-changing event for me. While I was already in the environmental industry and have been communicating on the protection of our environment since 1989, the journey with Robert and my cohort was affirmational and intensely rewarding.Learn more
The highlight of the expedition for me was definitely meeting people from around the world who are working on a wide range of solutions.Learn more
San Francisco, CA, USA
The expedition gave me the ability to bridge conversations about climate change and other environmental issues with community members, private and public sector representatives. My work today requires the same set of skills -- translating various requirements, policy impacts, and bridging competing priorities.Learn more
Nagaon, Assam, India
I am often asked about my first impression of Antarctica and my answer is that even the remotest place on earth is not free from human influence; it comes from the sight of whale bones and parts of a whaling boat during our first landing at Trinity island. I learned that although Antarctica didn’t have any permanent or native human population, there were vestiges of human influence everywhere.Learn more