In December 2015, Robert visited Charleston, delivering a profound and captivating message. Robert’s life work is built around the last great wilderness on Earth – Antarctica. The purpose of his Antarctic Expeditions is to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to take responsibility for building resilient communities, and in doing so, preserve Antarctica.
Team Charleston is responding to Robert’s call to action and will serve as community ambassadors to the Antarctic.
Our goal: use the Expedition to ignite a conversation around local action with global impact. The conversation we begin at the bottom of the world will be brought back to the Lowcountry, and used to frame a strategy for outcome-oriented community engagement. As a result, our coastal city may serve as a model for future climate- stable coastal communities.
Charleston will be the first municipality in the 2041 Foundation’s history to send a team this large to Antarctica.
TEAM CHARLESTON’S COMMITMENT
Seven of the Eight Team Charleston members have personally fund-raised the $105,000 necessary to fund the Expedition - flights, clothing, accommodation and equipment.
Team Charleston includes 8 residents with diverse backgrounds:
3 Business Professionals / 2 Public School Teachers / 1 Attorney / 1 Professional Musician
/ 1 Fifth Grader: one of the youngest to ever set foot on Antarctica!
Our either member is our Charleston Ambassador - who we are taking with us in March to the Antarctic, alongside a wonderful girl and business owner from Afghanistan called Adila Wahdat. We are raising funds for these two crucial members to be abroad with us.
The city of Charleston - with its pertinent geography and rich history - provides a functional platform for exploring possibilities and best practices for resilient communities, sustainable growth, modeling regional conservation and climate change mitigation. Team Charleston 2041 is responding to Robert’s call to action and will serve as Lowcountry ambassadors to the Antarctic. Our goal is to use the expedition to ignite a conversation around local action and global impact. With any luck, our coastal city may serve as a model for a climate-stable community.