During the month of April the Miss Earth SA have been on the lookout for the new Green and Glam Goddess who will become the new Miss Earth 2013.
Along their journey around the country side from Eastern Cape to North Pretoria they stopped off in Cape Town to ensure that the greening of communities was as high a priority as interviewing the Miss Earth South Africa Entrants.
“It’s important that we expose as many ladies to the work we do, whether they all go through to the regional final round or not, at least that have had a direct impact on the community through projects like this in Bellville and Khayelitsha where our partner Imperial Toyota Cape Gate sponsored the tree of the year 2012: Water Berry Trees that have benefitted two under-greened schools and given these young individuals that aspire to be part of the Miss Earth Leadership Programme a tactical example of what it means to “Make Every Day and Earth Day”, said Catherine Constantinides the National Director of Miss Earth South Africa.
The Miss Earth SA is a leadership and empowerment initiative where young women are groomed and greened into ambassadorial roles that make them conscious of their everyday decisions; from choosing organically and locally produced fruits and vegetables to buying locally manufactured clothing from South African designers. We need to look at supporting our local talent and economy so that we ourselves benefit from the off spin as citizens of SA.
Through the month of May Miss Earth SA head office will roll out several glass and energy initiatives for regional finalists to engage with in schools in communities from Limpopo to the Western Cape. Planting bean seeds and creating an awareness of energy efficiency is the first step to changing behaviour in our everyday lives.