NEWS and EVENTS
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.
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.
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.
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.