SOMETIMES THE HEART MUST LEAD THE WAY
“Hearts In The Ice” is Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby. With 50 years of combined experience in the Arctic and the Antarctic they are working to shine a light on climate change and what we can all do to mitigate a disaster. Using storytelling, education, interactive resources and data through their citizen science collaborations they are agents of change.
2 WOMEN – POLAR AMBASSADORS
100,000 YOUTH CONNECTED GLOBALLY VIA SATELLITE
14,000 HOURS ISOLATED – 140KM AWAY FROM THE NEAREST TOWN
4,300 HOURS IN TOTAL DARKNESS
100 POLAR BEAR ENCOUNTERS
9 MONTHS WITHOUT A SHOWER
ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT
HEARTS IN THE ICE WORK TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL.
Hearts In The Ice (HITI) is a platform for inspiring social engagement and education around Climate Change. HITI serves as a bridge connecting students, scientists, manufacturers,
environmental organizations, and all citizens to solutions that can save our natural world .
Every contribution matters. Together, we can all make difference.
Otherwise known as Community Science, HITI has been collaborating with the Norwegian Polar Institute, The University of Svalbard, NASA, The Scripps Institute of Oceanography and BCIT. Adding valuable data to existing research helps inform us all on the state of our planet.
Every one of us can participate in Citizen Science.
For 19 months Hearts in the Ice field tested cutting edge technology in one of the world’s most extreme environments in Svalbard. They used solar and wind for power and satellite communications and a Telemed Kit from Marlink. They are committed to highlighting and
sharing solutions so we can all make the world a better place.
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 designed with and for a purpose for yourself or someone special who cares about the environment and our natural world . 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 all 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.