Update: March 07, 2022 1:05 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India]March 7 (ANI/PNN): Aarushie Verma, a national level marksman in pistol and trap shooting, multiple state and North Indian champion and national medalist, and an active conservationist, has been selected for represent India in the 2041 Climate Force Antarctica Expedition to be held in March 2022.
The expedition aims to raise awareness and work for the preservation of Antarctica through the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainable solutions to combat the effects of climate change. 2041 Climate Force is a global initiative to train and develop the next generation of sustainability champions and help businesses with their sustainability solutions.
Selected from thousands of applicants from around the world, the expedition participants will include scientists, sustainability leaders and practitioners from different parts of the world, who will travel to the South Pole on the most Antarctic Sea Expedition dynamic, a 12 day educational boat trip to the “last great desert on earth”.
The Carbon Negative Expedition aims to inspire, develop and train the next generation of leaders to promote a more sustainable future. The expedition includes the renowned ‘Leadership on the Edge’ program which is a unique blend of leadership development, up-to-date climate change training and sustainability education.
Antarctica is truly the ideal setting for this expedition. Antarctica has never known war, belongs to no nation, and is not home to any indigenous tribe or race – we are all responsible for Antarctica. Key to this mission is to promote the use of renewable energy worldwide. If we can do this effectively, it will make no financial sense for the world to exploit this continent. Antarctica is a symbol, frozen in time, that represents our shared responsibility to steer humanity towards a brighter future.
The Climate Force initiative is also a 7-year commitment to clean 360 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere through strategic offset partnerships. “Climate Force 2041” is derived from the original year in which the Madrid Protocol protecting Antarctica from exploitation would be debated, reviewed and/or possible cancelation.
The 50-year core mission of Climate Force 2041, which is becoming more critical with each passing year, is to help preserve Antarctica by engaging businesses and communities on climate science, personal leadership , renewable technologies and the promotion of measurable action plans around sustainable development. .
This expedition is an opportunity for participants to connect and learn from the natural environments most affected by climate change, and realize the urgent need for concrete solutions to address these issues. There is no better teacher than the immediacy of “being there”.
In this initiative, Aarushie will be fully supported and sponsored by the Hans Foundation, a public charitable trust that works to create an equitable society and works primarily for health, education, livelihoods and relief interventions in disasters in rural and underdeveloped areas of the country. The Hans Foundation strongly believes in the importance of women’s empowerment in the country and promotes women leaders in all its initiatives and believes that disaster prevention requires ecological balance and a stewardship attitude towards the environment. “The Hans Foundation, Manoj Bhargava and Shweta Rawat are the main pillars of my trip to Antarctica,” says Aarushie.
In addition to being a national-level shooter and a graduate degree in environmental science and interior design, Aarushie has actively worked and volunteered with NGOs like the Center for Science and the environment and Chintan. In 2017, she ran a soap recycling project, where she collected used bars of soap from hotels, disinfected and recycled them in new bars and distributed them to children in Anganwadis while educating them about the importance of hand hygiene.
Expedition participants will graduate as ‘Antarctic Ambassadors’ responsible for taking a stand in the fight against anthropogenic climate change strengthened by the personal and professional network developed during and after the expedition. After the expedition, Aarushie plans to focus on eco-friendly interior design solutions and promote recycling and the use of renewable energy and sustainable materials through its work and become a strong pillar for the 2041 Climate Force team.
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