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2016-03-16 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Carla Viktor, Miss Earth South Africa 2015.

PHOTO: supplied Carla Viktor, Miss Earth South Africa 2015.

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WITH an ever growing awareness and global focus on climate change, the work done by Miss Earth ambassadors countrywide has become more important than ever.

After the recent Paris Agreement reached at Cop 21 last year, the work to change mindset of society is now more important than ever and the Miss Earth contest is looking for such a woman.

The Miss Earth South Africa celebrates its 13th year of empowering South African women who go on to become advocates for waste management, recycling, climate change, food security, water stewardship and energy efficiency.

The organisation has been acknowledged and recognised from within the environmental space, both nationally and internationally for more than a decade, thus creating more awareness and scope of the growing need for more conscious minded individuals and communities.

This leadership programme seeks to develop young minds, inspiring women who in turn, touch lives and ignite greener cities.

Award-winning duo, Ella Bella and Catherine Constantinides, are the Executive directors of the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme and continue to grow their footprint across the continent working on both Miss Earth Zambia and Miss Earth Namibia.

Their vision is to create a continental network of young climate leaders who are changing the face of Africa.

National workshops and castings will take place weekly across the country at Tsogo Sun in May. Applicants will be notified accordingly once applications have been received.

Workshops will include a green-minded approach to sharing the journey of being a Miss Earth ambassador, a key focus on waste management, separation at source, recycling, climate change and food security. A project day is scheduled for each region, so that participants can engage with the community and make a direct impact.

The programme is endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Tourism. The initiatives are run alongside municipalities and corporates seeking to impact the communities around them.

This year the organisation is proud to partner with Pikitup on school and community activations, educational programmes and projects that support the strategic goals of Pikitup, through the Miss Earth programme.

Entries for this year’s contest close on 8 April and potential applicants can access application forms on www.missearthsa.co.za and follow the journey on twitter and instagram @missearth_sa and like the Facebook Page Miss Earth South Africa. - Supplied.

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