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Live To Give

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Firstly I’m truly humbled to be associated and be part of such a leading and empowering organisation. From the year 2013 I took the initiative to apply and be part of  Miss Earth South Africa, however I got to see that it’s not just about fun and beauty but also comes with responsibility one has to be willing and able to take on. With all the environmental and social issues our country faces it give me such joy and peace to know that I have also played a role/took part in the combating and raised awareness on these various issues. Through the tree planting, Food garden project and energy project one is given a great platform to interact and remind the kids of the importance of preserving the environment to ensure a beautiful environment for everyone. It is of great importance that we educate them as they are the future generation of not only our country but the world. Meeting and working with different people from all walks of life who share the same vision as you has to be the greatest highlight of the whole journey as a Miss Earth South Africa Semi-National Finalist. It would have never been possible without our amazing sponsors i.e. Reliance Compost, Sun International, Imperial Toyata and many more. In additional to all the support from the Miss Earth Team, my personal sponsors Teleperformance, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Mr Ngwane not to mention the amazing support from friends and family made the experience all worth my while.

 

Ilze Saunders – Apartheid Museum

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

 

Apartheid Museum

Nelson Mandela called on future generations to do their bit to change the world. “It’s in your hands” was his message.

As Miss Earth SA ambassadors we went to the Apartheid Museum as part of a school tour.  It was indeed an inspiring day and we as young South Africans should realise that no challenge is impossible if you have confidence, knowledge and a positive attitude.

I want to serve my beloved country. We are capable of effortless change when we unite and tackle environmental and community issues together.

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

Warm hugs

xxx

Ilze Saunders

Ilze Saunders- Red Carpet Affair Ball in aid of the SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

This was a heart-warming event!!

This organisation ensures the safety and independence of blind and partially sighted people using guide dog as a mobility aid.

This prestigious event gave us Miss Earth SA ambassadors the opportunity to support this organisation and showing our love towards the beautiful guide dogs.

Realising that you never should lose hope of what you cannot see.

With Love

xxx

Ilze Saunders

Ilze Saunders – Solar Geyser for Thuso Ya Batho project

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Reducing carbon footprint

It is important to start realizing the importance of clean energy. Reducing our carbon footprint is something we all should take responsibility of.  I revisited Thuso Ya Batho project where the solar geyser was installed which provides food for 500 people daily. I’d like to take this opportunity once again and thank Build It for sponsoring a solar geyser.

Inspire green, Teach green, Thriving green” – Ilze Saunders

Green Hugs

xxx

Ilze Saunders

Ilze Saunders – Miss Earth Food Gardens Growing Forward

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Growing Forward

I am so proud of this project (Day Care Centre For The Aged).  I revisited the project and my vegetables are growing nicely.  It doesn’t stop here and we are continuing planting vegetables.  Make food security a reality and start planting vegetable gardens in your community.

We can make a sustainable difference! Put the Earth first!

“Inspire green, Teach green, Thriving green” – Ilze Saunders

 

Green Kisses

xxx

Ilze Saunders

Ilze Saunders – Judging Fairy Queen of the Universe

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Representing Miss Earth South Africa at the glamorous Fairy Queen of the Universe pageant at Emerald Casino.

Be a role model to the young girls of South Africa, and remember that “example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing” – Albert Schweitzer.

Thank you Miss Earth SA for giving us the self confidence to be great role models, and providing us the platform to make sustainable differences in our country.

Warm hugs and green kisses

xxx

Ilze Saunders

Enter Now

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Enter Now: Download Entry Form www.missearthsa.co.za

Miss Earth South Africa keeps the hope alive at CHOC Garden House

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

 

Ilze Saunders, Miss Earth South Africa,visits the CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa) Garden House and joins the senior ladies from the Bryanston Garden Club in planting a seed of hope and supporting our beautiful children who are suffering from cancer and life threatening blood disorders. One Thursday morning a month, the senior ladies dedicate to the betterment of CHOC House Garden.
This Green Glam Girl works towards “keeping more than hope alive”!

Margo Fargo: Food Security for Mandela day in the Community of Bloemfontein.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

After weeks of planning in advance and having the favour of receiving generous sponsors for my Mandela day Projects made it easier for me to make the most of what I had.

In the community I live in, abuse and neglect is considered common. After having the Colonel of the SAPS police station and various organisations who were willing to contribute to my greening projects I was swell with joy.

We managed to plant a total of nine beautiful vegetable gardens for the alleviation of Food insecurity in the community. Various Volunteers and leaders in my area took a stand and acted upon this initiative. Food Parcels were handed out to indentified households in need with a two month supply worth of food. The department of Agriculture sponsored my project with two more trees as a symbol of growth and hope for the future.

Another project that took place is the 670 Sandwiches that were distributed across the city in broken communities and day care centers in the townships of Bloemfontein. I had the opportunity to donate  bread to make them. The city of Bloemfontein had people smiling with Joy and appreciation by the Generosity that was shown throughout the day.

It had been on of the most peaceful days i had experienced as i did the possible with believers who want to see change in our community at large.

Green hearts and Kisses,

Margo Fargo

Margo Fargo: Solwazi Primary; Orange Farm visit for the Father of our Nation

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

My day started at 1am taking a bus to Kroonstad and carpooling to my destination with a small travel bag and two boxes filled with my delicate seedlings and most of all, excitement for the long road to Johannesburg.

What a beautiful day it was investing our time in the Miss earth South Africa committed project of making the conditions of Solwazi Primary School better for a united Mandela day Project.It was a privelage to have had spent the day with our our leaders as well as Semi-Finalists all across the country. The community was eager and most of all, the school children did not hesitate to get their hands down and dirty. The most beautiful part of my day was when a school girl named Refilwe took me by the hand and introduced me to her mother. That made it all the more worth it. A productive day of planting a food Garden with a team of volunteers,parents as well as the beautiful Ashanti Mbanga. I had the opportunity to grasp the time of the other ladies in the programme and felt inspired by each of them.

Mandela day should be celebrated everyday no matter what the time and no matter your circumstance.

A special thank you to Eco paint, 4 ways Farmers Market and Meals on Wheels for generously donating the necessary tools and food to make the day a Success.

Green Hands ,

Margo Fargo