SOMETIMES THE HEART MUST LEAD THE WAY
Hearts In The Ice is a 9-month overwintering project in the High Arctic of Svalbard, Norway, started by Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby. They will be the first women to over-winter in Svalbard without men!
The project will 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, Norwegian Meterological Institute, NASA, The Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Their findings will add to existing research in the Arctic. Two of these projects will be mirrored in Antarctica with Polar Latitudes’ Citizen Science Program
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 electric snowmobiles. 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 and handcrafted by Ellen Kvam.
Buy a necklace with meaning, either for yourself or for someone you know care 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 Hearts In The Ice necklace, you support the Hearts In The Ice project's overwintering in Bamsebu, Svalbard. During 9 moths, Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby will conduct research and work with social engagement about climate change, as the first women to overwinter at Svalbard without men. They will conduct 6 science projects, and test technology to find out what is possible in minimizing our carbon footprint.
Together we can make a difference.
Thank you for caring!
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.
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