World Endangered Species Day 20 May 2017 – Caroline Hartog

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On the 20th of May, the KZN Miss Earth SA 2017 girls went on an amazing expedition at Ushaka Marine World, situated in our lovely city of Durban ! We learnt such great things about the precious sea animals of our coastline. Our African penguins listed as endangered are leading [...]

World Turtle Day 23 May 2017 – Caroline Hartog

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Today, was World Turle Day. Celebrating how special and important our turtles and tortoises are to us and making a promise to ourselves and our environment that we will do everything we can to make the people aware and knowledgeable enough to care for our ocean and sea animals. Did [...]

Orielia Egambaram’s self-sufficient plants and super kids

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On the 19th of May 2017, I had the privilege of doing a recycling & conservation activity with a bright group of grade 3’s from Laerskool Meyerspark in Pretoria East, where we planted various succulents in 2L bottles which were kept in their respective classrooms. The design we used allows [...]

Jenna Fulcher: Eco-Warriors

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples" - Mother Teresa On Monday morning, the 22nd of May, I attended an assembly at St Teresa's Mercy School in Rosebank. I was greeted by the school's Eco-Warriors with beautiful, friendly [...]

Tarryn Kim Cornelius: #WasteStopsWithMe Upcycling Project

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23 May 2017, I headed out to Cavalleria Primary School in Scottsdene, Kraaifontein, to do the Stationary Holder Project With a Grade 3 Class. Ages 8 and 9, they were ecstatic to start this project. Majority of the pupils had their tins covered in newspaper and a handful with old [...]

Janelize Harman – Waste stops with me

Janelize Harman – Waste stops with me Over the past few days I have shared the Miss Earth South Africa message with the Grade 4’s from Sydenham Primary, in Port Elizabeth. I spoke to the learners about how important it is to give back to the environment and more in [...]

Jenna Fulcher: Turning ‘Waste’ into Work.

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South Africa has so much beauty, so many incredible people and so much to offer. During my Miss Earth South Africa Campaign, I have been thinking of ways to raise money sustainably while also creating work for my local community and giving back wherever I possibly can. On Kingfisher Street in Fourways, [...]

Orielia Egambaram: Loo rolls to the rescue

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What started out as a bit of a chaotic morning on 16th May 2017, turned out to be an absolute joy coupled with wonderful improvisational skills. The grade three class at St. Paulus Primary School in Brummeria, Pretoria were the first group with whom I conducted my recycling activity. The [...]

Annemieke van Aarde: International Day for Biological Diversity

“It took billions of years to create the biosphere we now enjoy, with its incredibly rich diversity of plants and animals -- it is our duty and responsibility to act now to preserve it for future generations.” Irina Bokova, UNESCO. As we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity it is [...]

Nompumelelo Nxumalo: Renewing Attitudes

My next stop marks Fons Luminis Secondary. After discussing with the teachers the challenges faced by the school, challenges such as litter, vandalism and negative attitudes. I must admit I had to meditate on how best I would deliver my message to an audience most concerned about who's cool and [...]

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