Ex-PE girl is Miss Earth SA semi-finalist

2015-06-03 06:00
Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist, Rachel Giddy. 

Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalist, Rachel Giddy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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FORMER Pearson High School pupil Rachel Giddy is a regional semi-finalist for Miss Earth South Africa 2015.

Giddy, who matriculated at Pearson in 2013 and is now studying in Cape Town, said the Miss Earth South Africa programme was focused on developing young women through the vehicle of environmental education. It was a leadership programme that aimed to empower young South African women with the knowledge and platform to create a sustainable difference in their plight to combat the destruction of South Africa’s natural heritage.

“The programme helps to create an awareness of sustainable development, our environment, wildlife and the conservation of our natural legacy in South Africa, and ultimately the preservation of Mother Earth,” she said.

The executive director of the programme, Catherine Constantinides, said, “We are excited with the current group of Miss Earth South Africa regional semi-finalists.

“Projects to be completed include a food garden or waste project with a primary school, the planting of 10 indigenous trees and taking part in the annual Miss Earth South Africa clean-ups. We look forward to seeing the results as these young ladies embark on their green journeys within their communities.”

Giddy’s most recent project was a talk and presentation on waste management and recycling to the grade seven pupils at the Sea Point Primary School in Sea Point, Cape Town, on May 14

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