Todd Latham, the owner of Actual Media publisher of Water Canada magazine (and ReNew Canada), will go to the ends of the earth to promote his interests in the environment and this time, that's meant literally.
He is taking part in an educational mission called Water Antarctica and has started a website to promote the International Antarctic Expedition 2011 (IAE 2011) mission and chronicle the trip he'll be making with fellow Canadians Tyler and Michelle Barkhouse of Focus Environmental, Gavin Scott of Proeco as well as Jennifer Keller and Dayle Pett of Solstice Canada Corp. and organizer Robert Swan, OBE and his team from the 2041 Organization.
Latham has always wanted to go to Antarctica and had always told his wife Linda he'd go in 2015 as a 50th birthday present to himself. But then he met Swann, the first person to walk to both poles, unassisted.
'When I heard Robert speak at a conference in Banff last October [Latham writes, in a blog post], I was transfixed. He urged the audience to get involved in the preservation of the Antarctic and so, after his speech I sat with him, got a signed copy of his book and found myself nodding and saying, 'yeah, I’d love to go!!' I didn’t think anything was going to happen until, just before Christmas, I got an email that from a supporter who wanted me on the mission this March and would provide about 20% of the costs. But that initial financial kicker made the trip real."The expedition jumps off from Ushuaia, Argentina on 3 March.