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Miss Earth Foundation

Miss Earth Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization, which serves as the environmental-social-humanitarian outreach arm of Miss Earth beauty pageant. It was established to institutionalize the environmental mission of Miss Earth. The Miss Earth grand winner travels and works worldwide as spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental groups.[1]

History

environmental awareness. Its major project “I Love Planet Earth” School Tour, teaches, distribute educational aides for school children as well as “I Will Heal the Earth” Pledge, an environmental check leaflets to remind every individual on eco-responsibility.[2]

In December 2007, Miss Earth Foundation took part in the Kyoto Protocol.[3]

The works

Miss Earth Foundation aims to increase the level of awareness on the current environmental issues and what action can be done through power of broadcasting and other media campaigns locally, nationally and globally. It organizes campaign and promote projects for Miss Earth winners, as well as candidates, and its counterpart Miss Philippines Earth to be able to reach out to the masses and encourage them to be responsible in caring and preserving the environment locally, nationally and globally (such as organizing forums and symposiums). Through projects, it helps build ties among communities and teach the people the value of appreciation towards nature and quality of life.[4]

UNEP partnership

The United Nations Environment Programme established Champions of the Earth in 2004 as an annual awards programme to recognize outstanding environmental leaders at a policy level.[5] In 2006, the Miss Earth Foundation began to co-host the event, which usually held in Singapore.[6][7] Mr. Eric Falt, UNEP Director of Communications and Public Information, and Miss Alexandra Braun Waldeck of Venezuela Miss Earth 2005, hosted the Champions of the Earth 2006 gala dinner.[8]

The following year, the Champions of the Earth Award Ceremony was cohosted by Hil Hernández of Chile, Miss Earth 2006.[9][10]

Jessica Trisko of Canada, Miss Earth 2007, cohosted the 2008 awarding ceremony in Singapore on April 22, 2008[11]

Affiliates

Miss Earth Foundation works closely with the following local and international environmental affiliates in promoting environmental awareness and management:[2]

External links

  • Official Miss Earth website
  • Miss Earth Foundation website
  • Miss Earth Foundation archive
  • Miss Earth Foundation Kids website

References

  1. ^ The Great Warming - Call To Action - Miss Earth Foundation
  2. ^ a b Miss Earth Foundation | About Us
  3. ^ The Manila Times Internet Edition | LIFE & TIMES > Miss Earth in the “City of the Gods”
  4. ^
  5. ^ United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Champions of the Earth
  6. ^ 11
  7. ^ United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Error page
  8. ^ http://www.unep.org/champions/Photo_Gallery/championssingapore/i_default.asp?Frame=Zoom&PicIndex=7
  9. ^ Press Releases April 2007–2007 UNEP Champions of the Earth Awards Make Big Splash at Gala Ceremony in Singapore - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  10. ^ MISS EARTH 2007 | Press Release
  11. ^ Press Releases January 2008 - Climate Change Links 2008 Champions of the Earth Award Winners - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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