The Voyage for Cleaner Energy is a worldwide lecture series and sailing expedition by Robert Swan and his team at 2041. The purpose of the voyage is to increase awareness about environmental issues related to climate change and inspire young people to lead the way in implementing practical, viable solutions.
The Voyage for Cleaner Energy commenced on April 8th, 2008 in San Francisco, California and has taken Robert and his crew up and down the East and West Coasts of the USA, talking with university students, corporate executives, and government officials about their roles as leaders in tackling climate change and accomplishing sustainability. Now on Phase VI of her journey, she heads to Rio de Janeiro for the 3rd Earth Summit, Rio +20, where participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups will come together to shape how we the globe can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.
Along the way, the 2041 yacht will sail along the coasts and across oceans- powered solely by renewable energy- as a moving symbol of our global mission. At each port of call our team will demonstrate the use of solar, wind, and bio-fuels as affordable alternatives to carbon-based fuels. The 2041 will carry students, civic leaders and business representatives on each leg of her journey, further opening the lines of communication between individuals, companies and communities around the world.
Our call to action will be to inspire and connect young upcoming leaders from universities with established leaders from government and industry. We will work closely with local and global communities to affect personal change and influence government policy.
For more information visit www.voyage.2041.com