My name is Jessie and I'm student, volunteer and environmental campaigner. I've been lucky enough to be selected to represent Australia in an expedition to Antarctica in March 2014 with the Antarctic Youth Ambassador Program!
I live in Tasmania, Australia and I’m passionate about the environment and the right of all people to basic health, food and education. Since last year, I've coordinated the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
We will travel to the frozen continent by boat and spend time studying, trekking and learning as much as we can about the environment. Upon return from the expedition each participant will implement a program of their own creation in their community for at least 12 months. I plan to focus on schools and the community; developing and promoting stronger environmental and sustainability programs, for children of all ages.
The expedition was created by Robert Swan, the first person in history to walk to both North and South poles. During his travels he experienced many hardships, including the effects of premature melting caused by climate change. Mr Swan decided that his lifetime goal would be to work towards the preservation of Antarctica as the last great wilderness on earth. By providing this ambassador program, Mr Swan and his team of experts help young people become leaders and advocates for the climate. Their mission is to ensure the protection of Antarctica so that this incredible wilderness is never exploited.
This is where I need your help. This program is going to be life changing and I am committed to learning and doing as much as I can for Antarctica and the Tasmanian community. The experience and skills I will gain from this program will help me continue to serve my community and my fellow climate campaigners.
Can you help me fundraise $5,000?
I really appreciate you taking the time to read this. If you have any suggestions or would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact me at: [email protected]
For more information about the expedition: http://2041.com/antarctic-expeditions/ayap/