This week, a group of young people are setting off on a gruelling trek to the North Pole to declare it protected on behalf of all life on Earth. Backed by millions, they will plant a flag for the future on the seabed and call for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.
Meet these four brave adventurers, representing different communities at risk from Arctic destruction and climate change: Renny from the low lying Seychelles islands, Kiera and Josefina from Indigenous communities on opposite sides of the Arctic, and actor/musician Ezra Miller, our ‘urban ambassador’ from New York, who watched superstorm Sandy tear apart his city.
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RYOT NOTE: Hell yeah! We love Greenpeace and their badass tactics — they’re ballers! And hiking to the North Pole to plant a flag on the seabed is just about as badass as it gets, so we’ll be following their mission closely and providing you with updates. In the meantime, you can join the effort to save the arctic by signing Greenpeace’s petition which asks leaders to declare the area around the North Pole a global sanctuary, and to ban offshore drilling and destructive industry in the Arctic. Click on the gray box alongside this story to sign the petition, join the movement and Become the News!