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Miss Earth Poland 2020

POLAND
SABINA POŁTAWSKA

Age: 21
Height: 177 cm
Measurements: 32 in - 24 in - 35 in

"I want to spread the idea of taking care of our planet in my social media mostly, the reason for that is because young people spend a lot of time on the internet, but I would also like to visit the local primary schools to talk with kids about the environmental issues in Poland and show them that taking care of our planet can be fun!."

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS
When I think about my childhood there is a big smile on my face! I think it is because of my parents because I owe everything to them. They tried to make me the happiest child in the world. As a child I spent every summer by the Baltic Sea with my family and that is why I love beach and sea so much. As a little girl I noticed the plastic pollution by the sea, that is the reason I chose plastic for my advocacy. I have always been an active child, spending a lot of time outside playing with friends and my brother. I loved to wear my mom’s different outfits and high heels and take photos, being a miss has always been my dream!

WHAT IS YOUR MEMORABLE MOMENT?
My memorable moment is when I visited a dog shelter for the first time in my life. I was so happy to spend time with dogs who do not have a family and I was so excited that there is someone who cares about them. I remember it as a great experience but also sad because I realised how many poor dogs there are around the world and how cruel some people are.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
My dad is from Belarus and my grandma from Ukraine, there is Belarusian, Ukrainian and Polish (my mom is from Poland) blood in my veins.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
I went spontaneously to the store and bought a turtle which is with me almost 12 years living his best life!

WHAT IS YOUR ADVOCACY?
My advocacy is plastic pollution as a worldwide problem, but also pollution in general. I would also like to talk about the equality, because it is a big issue in Poland. I want to focus on a younger generation, because young people are the future and their education can change our planet.

I want to spread the idea of taking care of our planet in my social media mostly, the reason for that is because young people spend a lot of time on the internet, but I would also like to visit the local primary schools to talk with kids about the environmental issues in Poland and show them that taking care of our planet can be fun!

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE ECOTOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE?
In my opinion the best way to promote ecotourism and climate change is to show people how bad it is and make them realise that our earth unfortunately is dying… I think that people need facts to understand the problem and make a change.

I would like people to make their tourism more sustainable, the easiest tips are:
- Buy organic food and local products when you are abroad
- Choose eco-friendly accommodation, one night in hotel produces about 30kg of co2
- Ride a bike even whe you are on holiday, it is also a great opportunity to see beautiful places
- Travel by train instead of plane, it consumes 10 times less

My idea is also to promote it on social media! Make people understand that tourism is highly connected with climate change. Now when it is covid-19 people finally have time to think about it because it is impossible to travel, so it is a great time to show them what they can change for the future and show them results in our planet while tourism stopped.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY?
My country is so special for me, because it is very green, there are a lot of forests, fields and of course the sea which is my favorite. People here in Poland are consistent and always strive for the goals, we have the power to fight for our rights, I think it could be done by our will. We are trying to make a change when it comes to environmental issues. By 2021 there will be no plastic in the restaurants, by 2025 there will be recycling machines in my country; there are variety of ideas Poland is trying to reach to make our planet better and this makes me feel super proud!

WHAT CAN YOU PROMOTE ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY?
Incredible lakes, Baltic Sea with beautiful beaches, unusual mountain ranges and super tasty apples!

WHAT TRIVIA ABOUT YOURSELF WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
My motto is: "Do my best, so that I can’t blame myself for anything"
It is motivating me to achieve my goals and it makes me realize that my future depends on me.

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