Challenging Habitat

My work with Seas Your Future gives me the privilege to sail the tall ship Pelican of London with some fabulous people.

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The awareness of the carbon footprint of IT and online activity is increasing as a result of media reports, for example thought-provoking articles by the Royal Society, BBC Future and However, ready-to-use carbon footprint calculators, including the widely used calculator, do not yet include IT, online, social media and video conferencing activities – even though most of us have engaged in much more of this since face-to-face contact has been curtailed by during the covid-19 pandemic of 2020.

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Simon Newton of Forces.Net covered the launch event of the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition on the Wellington with a short film.

Watch it here:

Screen shot from the video showing me explaining isostatic equilibration.


Everything we do has a footprint and it is appropriate we, the Antarctic Quest 21 Team, consider the sustainability and carbon footprint of all elements of the expedition, from communication and equipment to transport and diet. I will report on our efforts to minimise and mitigate our impact on the planet with a series of blogs, which serves to share our experience with this process and be transparent about our commitment to sustainability.

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Challenging Habitat has committed to 1% For The Planet.

1% For The Planet is a community advocating action for a better, sustainable future.

Naturally, that includes resources related to COP26, that all-important climate event coming up in November. Let’s work together to effect real change through action, not just words…

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We all know that life is full of uncertainty and most of the time, we don’t notice it too much, let alone worry about it. We’re used to it.

Yet for me, the covid pandemic has, once again, brought into sharp focus how stifling uncertainty is when it comes to planning and taking rational decisions.

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