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Robert Swan, Polar Explorer and World Record Holder at PSU (April 21st)

Come be inspired by the only person who has walked to both the North and South poles. Mr. Swan will discuss how his organization will help preserve Antarctica, how to create a sustainable energy economy, and other environmental issues from around the globe. Free to the public!
Robert Swan will be give a presentation entitled "The Voyage for Cleaner Energy" on April 21st at Portland State University. Mr. Swan was the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles by foot. He hauled a 350 lb. sledge over 1,400 miles to the South pole for 70 days without radio communication. He also removed 1,500 tons of waste from Antarctica and set up the first internet-connected education base on the continent (powered by renewable energy).

Among his many awards, Robert was awarded the Polar Medal by Queen Elisabeth II, is an appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations, and and was given the Smithsonian Award for Information and Technology in Education and Academia. Robert Swan is sailing to the world's port cities over the next 4 years to raise awareness about the moratorium on excavation and drilling that will end in 2041. His goal is to have this contract extended so Antarctica may remain pristine and owned collectively by the nations of the world for research and education.

Robert Swan will speak at Portland State University on April 21st at 2:00 pm. The event will be held in Smith Memorial Union rooms 327, 328, 329 (adjoined). More information can be found at eclub.groups.pdx.edu, 2041.com, or at 503-951-8832. Questions can be sent to  ecpsu@pdx.edu. The event is free and open to the public.

homepage: homepage:  http://eclub.groups.pdx.edu
phone: phone: 503-951-8832

homepage: homepage: http://eclub.groups.pdx.edu, 2041.com
phone: phone: 503-616-3292