Shaklee Sponsored Arctic Explorer
Will Steger's Expeditions on Climate Change
Shaklee Corporation's history with the National Geographic award-winning polar explorer, author, and educator Will Steger spanned more than 20 years. Long before global warming became a worldwide environmental concern, Will Steger and Shaklee nurtured a deep respect for, and interest in, the environment.
Over the years, Steger focused his environmental efforts on exploration, scientific research, and education. He completed several record-setting expeditions across frozen landscapes, where he measured ice-cap melt rates, tracked glacier depths, and amassed vital scientific data, which he later presented at Congressional hearings on the environmental health of these remote regions.
At Shaklee, our founding philosophy of Creating Healthier Lives® for over 50 years has driven the development of products that improve the health of people and the planet. Shaklee provided nutritional expertise, as well as nutritional support and biodegradable cleaning products, for four of Steger's heralded missions—including the first unsupported expedition to the North Pole (1986), an unprecedented trek across Antarctica on foot (1989-90), the first surface-crossing of the Arctic Ocean in a single season (1995), and a 1,200-mile journey through five Inuit communities (2007). In addition, Shaklee provided financial contributions in support of Steger's efforts to inform residents south of the ice caps what's happening on top of the world.
- Will Steger Home
- A Day in the Life of an Arctic Explorer
- Shaklee Products Fuel Expeditions
- Climate Change's
Impact on the Arctic
- What You Can Do
First-recorded unsupported expedition to the North Pole, fueled by Shaklee products
Trans-Antarctica: Steger's team became the first to cross Antarctica on foot, fueled by Shaklee products
International Arctic Project (IAP): First surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean in a single season, fueled by Shaklee products
GlobalWarming101.com: Traveled 1,200 miles through five Inuit communities, fueled by Shaklee products