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Support André and I as National Geographic Adventurers of the Year
24/11 - 2015

Support André and I as National Geographic Adventurers of the Year

The Solar Impulse endeavor recently earned André and I the possibility to be elected as National Geographic’s 2016 Adventurers of the Year!

 

You can Vote here daily to support us.

 

This award would be very useful to help us communicate on the project's values and spread our message of hope.

 

My family's tradition of exploration showed me how important it is to combine scientific adventure with protection of the environment in order to obtain a better quality of life on this planet. In that sense, Solar Impulse represents for me this ultimate inspiration: flying around the world on solar energy, without any fuel, and promote the clean technologies mankind so badly needs to reduce its CO2 emissions. 

 

With Solar Impulse, our purpose is not to revolutionize aviation, but the way people think about clean technologies. We want to bring positive emotions and enthusiasm around them at all levels of society. Ignite change in political action and legislation - hence our involvement in COP21 -, push entrepreneurs to be ambitious when tackling global warming, help people become actors of change, and inspire youngsters to follow their dreams. One thing I have learned in this incredible adventure, and that I wish to pass on, is not to give up when someone tells you it’s impossible. Pioneering spirit needs to continue!

 

The winners will be announced in February 2016. Thanks for your support! 

 

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