South African Climate and Environmental Activist, Catherine Constantinides, has been an active voice across the nation in a call to drive engaged citizenship in addressing the crisis the nation faces.
“Now more than ever we can and must stand together, share ideas, educate our communities, be innovative and practical as we drive reducing our water consumption”, says Constantinides.
As an amabassador and former Miss Earth South Africa her focus and passion has been in educating the youth and driving community engagement in ensuring civil society addresses the many environmental and social challenges we are faced with due to climate change, behavioural impacts on the spaces and places we occupy. Much of the work being done over the past few years has been under the umbrella of #WasteStopsWithME.
She has called for citizens to take individual responsibility and accountability for the manner in which we live and use the natural resources around us, especially as a water scarce country.
Constantinides has committed to being a part of the national conversation in driving behaviour change, one community at a time as we reduce, re-use and respect our precious resource of water.
The Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme has committed to working closely with the Department of Water and Sanitation, alongside all critical stakeholders to manage an educational drive and schools programme across the Western Cape, that brings together influencers and community leaders. Ambassadors will work tirelessly over the coming months to reach learners, educators and communities as we move towards a future that ensures all South African’s #SaveWater as a way of life.