Sacha Dench (aka ‘the human swan’) is attempting something that has never been done before – a 3,000+ mile circumnavigation of Britain in a specially adapted, green electricity powered paramotor. Because she can take off and land almost anywhere, she and the team will be landing to recharge and rest with the interesting and inspirational people around the country, the ones can show us exactly how climate change is changing our country, but also show us what we can do about it.
The aim is to set and beat TWO official Guinness World Records
The first and fastest flight around Britain in a paramotor powered only by renewable energy. This is a record with real purpose. It shows Sacha is prepared to put skin in the game and push green technology to its limits, and proves that rethinking what is possible can be really exciting.
The most pledges to act on climate change in 1 month via our global alliance with Count Us In. We need all ages involved, and this record helps us reach new audiences and provides another, clear, media hook. The global target for pledges is 1 billion people this decade and we want to get this off to a flying start!
Learn more about Sacha and the Round Britain Climate Challenge by listening to her story on the Tough Girl Podcast.
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Who is Sacha
Why she is known as the “Human Swan”
What Sacha has been unto since 2018
Setting up a charity in November 2019
Having a model of conservation and wanting to do more
Becoming a UN Ambassador for Migratory Species
Thinking about the issues the migratory species face
The impact of climate change and its impact on the birds
Being in Australia during the bush fires in 2020
How her mum lost her home and is now living in a caravan
The Round Britain Climate Challenge
Coming up with the idea in September 2020
Count us In
How people are turned off by the message of doom and fear
Being excited by the challenge message
Flying a paramotor with a petrol engine - could it be powered by batteries?
Wanting to speak with people on the journey around Great Britain
Getting the project off the ground to start in May
The challenges of the project
Not earning an income for 20 months
Needing self belief to continue
Being supported by volunteers and supporters
The challenges of fund-raising
Collaborating with numerous organisations
Struggling to get hold of the batteries needed
Feeling excited about the challenge and starting in a few weeks
The challenges of electric power - Charing the battery and waiting for it to cool down
Starting in Glasgow and going anti-clockwise around the country
G7 Summit Cornwall, from 11-13th June 2021
How individuals can get involved and support the campaign
Race to Zero
Planning a safe expedition with Covid
Engaging with people while they are at home
Starting on May 17th 2021 (maybe!)
Planning for the expedition to take 6 weeks (maybe 8 weeks)
The plan for the next 10 years
The 2030 Global Challenge
What would success look like?
Wanting to change the narrative around the climate challenge
The Green Revolution led by the UK?
Being inspired by the Orkney Islands
Advice and tips to encourage people to get involved with climate change
The power of local solutions
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