SOMETIMES THE HEART MUST LEAD THE WAY
Hearts In The Ice started out as a 9-month overwintering project in the High Arctic of Svalbard, Norway, started by Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby. They were the first women to over-winter in Svalbard without men!
The project continue to serve as a platform for research, global dialogue and engagement concerning the changes we are experiencing in the Polar Regions, and what we all, individually, can do about it.
Below you will find more information about the Hearts In The Ice's important work, and how you can contribute.
2 WOMEN – POLAR OPPOSITES
1 TRAPPER'S HUT– NO ELECTRICITY OR WATER
9 MONTHS – 270 DAYS, 90 DAYS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS
140 KM AWAY FROM CIVILIZATION
6 SCIENCE PROJECTS
Hearts In The Ice is a platform for research and social engagement. Connecting students, scientists, manufacturers, environmental organizations, and all citizens in the conversation around climate change. Every contribution matters. Together, we can make a difference. The power of one.
They will take observations and gather data in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute, The University of Svalbard, NASA, The Scripps Institute of Oceanography and BCIT. Their findings will add to existing research in the Arctic.
While at Bamsebu, they will field test cutting edge technology in one of the world’s most extreme environments. They will use solar and wind energy, satellite communication, and telemed kit from Marlink. They will discover what is possible in minimizing our carbon footprint.
How to CONTRIBUTE?
Support the Hearts In The Ice projects important work by purchasing a Hearts In The Ice necklace, designed by Ellen Kvam.
Buy a necklace with meaning, either for yourself or for someone you know who cares about the environment and climate change. This necklace has Ellen Kvam's simple and timeless look, with a sparkling heart placed inside the pendant - a Heart In The Ice.
By purchasing a necklace, you support Hearts in the Ice's mission to connect us all. In 2019-20 they made history by becoming the first women to overwinter in Svalbard without men. They were based at the remote trappers cabin Bamsebu for 12 months and now they are going back. Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm will again serve as citizen scientists by collecting data and observations from phytoplankton to polar bears for 7 different international climate research projects. They are also field testing innovative technology to find out what is possible in minimizing our carbon footprint. Climate change is not taking a break so neither are they!
Together we can make a difference.
Thank you for caring!
Hearts in the ice Embrace the PLANET BRACELETS
Hearts in the Ice project is about global connectivity around a climate crisis. Change never happens over-night but it does always start with us. We all desperately need to collaborate to solve some of the world’s most pernicious problems.
Our entire world is interconnected – everything in the ocean, sky, on land is all connected in one small way or another.
Join the Hearts in the Ice (HITI) team with the purchase of a unique “Embrace the Planet Bracelet” that features the iconic Polar Bear-a species threatened by Climate change and the decreasing Ice that it needs for its survival and breeding. Your purchase will support the education platform and outreach as HITI aims to connect us to climate issues that concern us all.
Hearts in the ice bookmarks
You can also support the Hearts In The Ice project by purchasing a Hearts In The Ice Bookmark, with a handmade Ellen Kvam glass piece attached. Perhaps you know someone else who would like to support the project as well? Buy 10 bookmarks and save 360 kr.