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Issued on behalf of the MISS EARTH SOUTH AFRICA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Hang Up Your Heels for Gumboots!!!
Press Release by Miss Earth South Africa
The Miss Earth South Africa Women Empowerment and Leadership Programme once again promises to be one jam-packed with environmental milestones, sustainable achievements and green dreams as the organisation embarks on their annual search for South Africa’s next green beauty. Young women between the ages of 18 and 26 are invited to submit their applications for the 2014 programme, which strives to empower young South African women to take an active role in sustainable development, food security, community greening, energy efficiency and carbon reduction programmes. With applications for the 2014 programme officially open, the organisation is eager to follow their phenomenal achievements of 2013 and to start working with amazing young women from across the country.
The 2013 programme saw the organisation achieve numerous milestones, including distribution of in excess of 13,000 stationery packs at underprivileged schools with Sappi and touching thousands of learners and community members through various greening and community upliftment projectsaround the country. The organisation also travelled to West Africa to launch the Miss Earth Côte d’Ivoire programme and spent World Environment Day and World Ocean’s Day greening this West African state with Ivorian government and local UNEP officials. Finalists in the 2013 programme had the opportunity to travel to Cape Town and around Gauteng for numerous greening and community projects and educational workshops with Reliance Compost.
The Miss Earth South Africa programme aims to expose young South African women to important issues such as Water Stewardship, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energies, Glass Recycling and Sustainability.Successful candidates will have the platform to be hands-on involved in educational programmes, workshops and much more. The programme aims to add value to the lives of all the successful 2014 candidates. Miss Earth South Africa 2013, Ashanti Mbanga, was fortunate to travel extensively during the year of her reign and believes that her participation in the programme has changed her life in numerous ways, “It was during the competition that I realised how blessed I am to have the sponsors, partners and support that I have; I never lacked for anything and that helped me to be fully involved in all levels of my international experiences.”
The crowing of the 2014 Miss Earth South Africa will take place at an event later this year, which will be attended by high profile dignitaries, celebrities, and local and international green leaders. Proud partners of the Miss Earth South Africa include Tsogo Sun, IMPERIAL Toyota, Sappi, Crystal Forum, Reliance Compost, and Bijan Boutique Hairdressers.
Log on to www.missearthsa.co.za to download an application form and for details of application requirements. Like their Facebook page and follow them on twitter (@missearth_sa) for regular updates throughout the programme. Entries close on 20 March 2014 and interview sessions will take place across the country from the 29 March and throughout April. Successful candidates will be notified of interview dates in their area. Join the green and glam revolution and be part of a solution to fight the effects of climate change. An opportunity of a lifetime awaits. Hang up your Heels for Gumboots! For more on the Earth journey visit www.missearthsa.co.za, follow Miss Earth South Africa on Twitter (@missearth_sa) or Like the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/missearthsa).