Jolly To Antarctica To Save The Planet!
By Paul Homewood
From the “You could not make it up department”!
Reblogged from Sunshine Hours:
Students set sail to save the world!
… university students, techies, researchers, executives and greens with a common cause to save earth from ill-effects of greenhouse emissions, rapid urbanisation, excess consumption of natural resources and changing lifestyle.
Setting off in ‘Ocean Endeavour’, the luxury ship navigated by 50 crew members.
The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical lounge, two restaurants, sundeck, and ample deck space for observation of polar landscapes. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces.
Ocean Endeavour has a focus on health and wellness with newly-built saunas, pool, gym, hot tub and the Wellness Café and Juice Bar. The ship will offer guests onboard services and amenities that that will enhance their Polar expedition experience. There is also a Polar Boutique, where guests can buy gifts and/or any gear they might need for the voyage.
According to the Indian ExpressIndian Express:
Seventeen young Indians have returned from Antarctica with breath-taking stories of its icebergs, icy winds, weather and inhabitants – penguins, seals, whales and sharks.
“It’s an out of the world experience. It’s like being to another planet, where nature opens up its treasures and beckons humans to discover the earth’s last great wilderness,” International Antarctica Expedition (IAE) member D. Chandrika said.
Chandrika cruised back to Ushuaia in Argentina on Friday from the 12-day adventurous trip, with 149 other members from 26 countries.
The 17 Indians, including eight women and nine men in mid-to-late 20s, are university students, techies, researchers, executives and greens with a common cause to save earth from ill-effects of greenhouse emissions, rapid urbanisation, excess consumption of natural resources and changing lifestyle.
Organised by the US-based 2041 Foundation under the leadership of veteran polar explorer and British environmentalist Robert Swan, the expedition studied the impact of climate change due to global warming for promoting renewable energy sources, sustainability and preserve the earth’s fragile ecosystem.
Swan, 60, the first person to set foot on North Pole and South Pole in 1989, set up the Foundation in 1991 to preserve Antarctica by promoting recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat affects of climate change. Setting off in ‘Ocean Endeavour’, the luxury ship navigated by 50 crew members, from Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town, the expedition sailed on March 14 towards the Antarctica Peninsula crossing the stormy Drake Passage and entering the blue waters of the ocean with no land in sight anywhere.