The Sunday Mail
The pageant running under the theme “Beauties Nurturing Nature” was founded in 2006 and its aim is to raise environmental awareness internationally.
Fifteen finalists are vying for the prestigious crown. The beauty queens are engaging in environmental projects in their respective communities and this will be factored into the final scoring of the judging process of the pageant.
Thandekile Muringa, former Miss Zimbabwe US and Miss Earth Zimbabwe who runs the event, said the environmental projects includes water conservation, reforestation, saving endangered wildlife, growing sustainable agricultural practice, encouraging the need and benefits of Green energy and efforts that fall within the diverse range of climate change among other such noble causes.
Competition for the prestigious crown is definitely mounting with the stunning beauty queens exhibiting their love for nature.
Some of the finalists have been spotted making presentations on environmental management at local schools, cleaning central business districts, soliciting for donation of bins, planting trees, sharing knowledge on the importance of trees and setting up environmental clubs in schools. When it comes to conservation of the environment, thrust is on individuals playing their part.
The reigning Miss Earth Zimbabwe, Samantha Dika, will crown the incoming beauty queen who will represent Zimbabwe at the world finals of Miss Earth which are normally held in Asia.