Eric Philips, Polar Eco-Adventurer - continued
When you're in the middle of Antarctica, you can't just go to the
shops to replace something you've broken! So Eric reuses things
over and over again. He fixes all his equipment himself - by sewing
ripped clothing and reusing spare bits and pieces for repairs.
also tries to close the recycling loop by using products made from
Even in the coldest temperatures on Earth, he uses fleece clothing
made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
On his expeditions Eric travels huge distances in extremely difficult
terrain. He does this without burning any fossil fuels for transport.
Instead he uses sustainable, renewable energy sources. He walks,
skis, or kayaks using his own body energy. And he uses kites and
ice-yachts to harness the power of the wind to tow him across the
Eric also relies on energy from the sun. He carries a solar panel
which he uses to power all his electronics - including video cameras,
VHF radio, an MP3 player and satellite telephone.