Eric Larsen finishes the first leg of his Save The Poles Expedition by reaching the South Pole
On the 47th day of the Save The Poles Expedition, Eric Larsen and his team reached the South Pole on January 4th 2010. This is the first leg of this expedition in which Larsen and his team will attempt to reach the South Pole, North Pole and top Mt. Everest in a continuous 365-day period.
The purpose of the Save The Poles Expedition is to document the changes at these important locations and to be at the front lines of the global warming debate. Larsen is also hoping that the expedition will also bring awareness to improving strategies and awareness to reduce carbon footprints, while collecting important data that can be analyzed. “This expedition will tell the story of these remote places so we can better understand how our actions affect the poles and ultimately the planet,” says Larsen.
The second leg of the Save The Poles Expedition will begin March 1st to reach the NorthPole. During this leg of the expedition, Larsen will be working with the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and the Protect Our Winters Foundation, to provide additional curriculum materials and tools for teachers who will be preparing students for these issues.
At the same time, Larsen will be petitioning the U.S. Senate and the President on the need for stronger climate legislation. Assisting him in this endeavor, is the Center For Biological Diversity.
For more information on Eric Larsen visit www.savethepoles.com