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On January 15, 2018, Barney Swan met his father at the South Geographic Pole after 60 intense days of hiking. Their mission to conduct a polar expedition entirely on renewable energy was an extraordinary success.
The expedition was a world-first demonstration of cutting edge technologies robust enough to work in one of the harshest environments on earth.
British citizen Robert Swan joins the ranks of polar explorers like Robert F. Scott and Ernest Shackleton with completion of unassisted walk to South Pole, fulfilling a childhood obsession.
Robert Swan becomes the first person in history to walk to both Geographic Poles, and is inducted into the Order of the British Empire by the Queen of England.
2041 Foundation begins 20+ year legacy of conservation and environmental advocacy by coordinating the clean-up of 1500 tons of scrap metal from beaches of Antarctica, shipped to Uruguay and recycled.
Barney and Robert, twice invited to deliver UN World Summit address, sailed to Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro along a 250,000 Nautical Mile journey to all seven continents powered by wind and solar energy, sails made of recycled plastic bottles, and backup biofuels.
Six ‘education bases’ established in remote locations across Nepal, Antarctica, India, and the US. Powered by renewable energy and managed by educators, scientists, and advocates, the bases serve students of sustainability locally and globally.
Founder, Barney Swan becomes the first person to ski to the South Pole powered off clean energy.
``The decisions we make right now - the next ten years - will determine the future for the next 10,000. Let’s get at it.”
- Sylvia Earle | Time Magazine 'Hero for the Planet' , marine biologist & explorer