Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Miss Earth Int’l translates environmental action into recycling activities

Leis, medals and bouquet are all made of recycled materials.
SORSOGON CITY, Nov. 26 (PIA) – The staging of Miss Earth International competition demonstrated not only beauty and brain, but also the commitment of young women for the protection and preservation of the mother nature.

Sorsogon province, fortunate enough  to be chosen as one of the destinations of the 30 candidates out of the total ninety competing lads this year, provides the candidates an opportunity to translate their environmental actions and showcase their creativity and strong interest in taking responsibility for their immediate environment through the use of recycling technology.

“Dubbed as ‘Waste No More – A Recycling Competition’, the aspiring international beauties vying for Miss Earth title while in Sorsogon will be in a recycling challenge where they can freely express their thoughts and ideas about their respective masterpiece geared on environmental attributes and considerations,” said Sorsogon Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) and over-all coordinator for recycling contest Engr. Maribeth L. Fruto.

“The output will be one set of recycled paper accessories made of rolled colored and glossy pages from old magazines, junk mails, calendars, brochure or piece of gift wrapping papers, paper glue, wooden toothpicks, clear varnish, and beading cords, among others, to be made by the candidates in a 30-minute period time,” said Fruto.

Three best artworks will be adjudged based on the criteria set for Recycling Paper Accessories Competition – 30% originality; 30% creativity; 20% design; 20% visual impact/color combination.

The recycling competition will be held at the Kasanggayahan Village at the Capitol Compound, Sorsogon City in the afternoon of November 27, 2013.

Meanwhile, consistent of the advocacy on conservation and protection of the environment, the leis to be used and medals to be awarded to the winners are made up of old glossy calendars, beads and pili cubes while the bouquet is made up of plastics and old newspapers wrapped with ‘sinamay’, a type of natural fiber that is made from a plant called musa textilis which is abundant in Sorsogon.  (MAL/BAR-PIA5/Sorsogon)

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