How do you
want to change
the world?

Introducing the Challenge

The polar explorer Robert Swan is challenging young people to remove 326 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2025. The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) is directly supporting school students in the UK to contribute to this reduction.

Robert Swan is an explorer and, along with his son, began an expedition to the South Pole in November 2017 with the aim of using only clean energy sources. This is the first expedition to attempt this. Find out more about their expeditions at www.2041.com

There is a large amount of evidence showing the impact of humans on the world around us. Through the MELT project students will contribute to our understanding of the environmental changes whilst having the opportunity to monitor their carbon footprint and consider ways to reduce it.

There are two aspects to the project:

Please have a look at the introductory video on our YouTube Channel - short or long

Through the MELT challenge we are excited to see the innovative and creative solutions proposed by students.

Several schools have already joined up to take part in this project, if you are interested please email us

Professor Becky Parker

Director, Institute for Research in Schools

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