Miss Earth SA puts out call for 2016 applicants

2016-03-02 06:00
ASHANTI MBANGA, Miss Earth South Africa 2013.        Photo: Supplied

ASHANTI MBANGA, Miss Earth South Africa 2013. Photo: Supplied

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

After the recent Paris Agreement reached at COP 21 late last year, the work to change mindsets in civil society is now more important than ever.

Do you have what it takes to be an environmental ambassador, with an energy and spark to share knowledge, passion and ultimately to change behaviour for a more sustainable future for all?

The 2016 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 even more awareness and scope of the growing need for more conscious minded individuals and communities.

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

The award winning duo Ella Bella and Catherine Constantinides are the executive directors of the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme and they 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 passionately changing the face of Africa.

“It starts with us and, as women, we are the movers and shakers of communities, so it’s up to us to shake things up and get people thinking about ways in which we can have less of an impact on the world around us,” they often say.

“When we look after Mother Earth, she is then able to sustain and look after us.”

Entries for 2016 close on the 8th of April and potential applicants can access application forms on the official website, www.missearthsa.co.za. National workshops and castings will take place weekly across the country at Tsogo Sun venues during the month of May.

Applicants will be notified accordingly once applications have been received.

Workshops will address 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 the participants are able to engage with the community and make a direct impact.

Each young woman goes away having grown, having learnt and seeing that they can be the difference.

The search is on for SA’s new Green Glam Queen. Apply now and allow the programme to develop and equip you accordingly.

Join the initiative and help communities to change behaviour and mindsets for the betterment of the environment and for a more sustainable future.

The programme is endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Tourism.

The initiatives are run alongside municipalities and corporates that are seeking to impact the communities around them, whilst inputting and growing these young women that carry the green message forward.

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

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