The Miss Earth Pageant

Miss Earth 2016: Empowered to make a Change

The Philippines once again plays host to the 16th edition of Miss Earth, the highly anticipated international environmental event that has been crowning beauty queens who serve at the forefront of promoting environmental awareness.

The announcement was made by Carousel’s Executive Vice President and Miss Earth founder Lorraine Schuck. Following the success of the Austrian staging of the event last year, Carousel thought it best to bring back Miss Earth to its home country where change is adamantly implemented in different sectors.

“It has always been our mission to encourage everyone to make a change in their day-to-day activities in terms of lessening their carbon footprint,” states Ms. Schuck. “Imagine the effects of these little steps if there would be millions who are willing to make that change.”

Carousel believes that the Philippine staging of Miss Earth 2016 will amplify the current administration’s stand on environmental issues. Both Carousel and the current Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez have been partners in the past in a campaign for a cleaner and greener environment.

Miss earth titleholders and directors at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps

This year’s delegates are scheduled to visit ecotourism destinations in different parts of the country. A far cry from the leisure and touristy spots, Miss Earth 2016 will showcase the rich biodiversity of the country and encourage sustainability in the process.

“We understand the need to raise funds through the promotion of our tourist spots, but not to the point of compromising nature,” Ms. Schuck explains. “We also need to strike a balance between creating profit and conserving the environment for the benefit of small communities.”

90 delegates are expected to arrive by early October. Aside from the event’s thrust to promote environmental consciousness, Miss Earth 2016 promises to be another spectacular television event that will be seen in an estimated 190+ countries around the world.

“We are very thankful for the support we have been getting from different international television networks,” shares Carousel President Ramon Monzon. “Our international broadcast is not only an indication of the worldwide popularity of Miss Earth, but equally important, it’s also a sign that Miss Earth’s mission is being heard and done in various countries.”

The grand coronation night of Miss Earth 2016 is slated on Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM at the MOA Arena, with local and international live telecast.

Miss Earth Attends Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Miss earth titleholders and directors at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Miss Earth Air 2015 Dayanna Grageda, Laura Clark of Miss Earth United States, Kelly Louise Maguire of Miss Earth Australia, Tatiana Andreeva of Miss Earth Russia, Ella Bella & Catherine Constantides of Miss Earth South Africa, Aleksandra Cherepanova Miss Earth Russia 2016, Jade Axon Miss Earth South Africa 2015 Runner Up, IIze Saunders Miss South Africa 2014 and Nikita Lagler Miss Earth South Africa Ambassadors attended the Climate Reality Project Training in the Philippines. Environmental leader Al Gore leads the training of hundred eco-leaders from various sectors of society.

According to the organizers, "In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. It was just the beginning of a climate revolution, and later that year, he founded The Climate Reality Project to take the conversation forward and turn awareness into action.

The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to help solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are cultural leaders, marketers, organizers, scientists, storytellers and more, and we are committed to building a better future together."


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Miss Earth 2015's Big O2 Challenge!

Miss Earth 2015 Big O2 Challenge

Thousands of trees were planted in one day in over 40 countries for the Miss Earth 2015 Big O2 Challenge. The global tree planting activity required every Miss Earth 2015 delegate to plant a minimum of 21 trees on 9 November 2015, 21 days before COP21, the biggest Climate Change conference to date, the UNFCCC COP21 Paris.