South Austin and Austin-Southwest Rotary Clubs are proud to announce the sponsorhsip of Seyi Odufuye, a scholar chosen to represent the United States and participate in a 12-day carbon neutral Expedition to the Arctic hosted by the renown British polar explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan, that will take place June 15 – June 26, 2019. Among 90 other young leaders from across the world, they will gain knowledge about the latest, up-to-date research and issues of climate change along with training that will build skills in the areas of collaboration, teamwork, public speaking and problem-solving.

Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica and to inspiring, equipping, informing and engaging the next generation of the world’s leaders to be sustainable, impact their communities and to know that now is the time for action in policy development sustainable practices and future technologies.
This expedition generates significant media coverage each year and has reached more than 1 billion people through various media channels, with coverage by the Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, BBC, National Geographic and the Times of India amongst others.