I’m not a huge fan of beauty pageants in general (objectification of women, etc) but if you’re going to do one, this is the way to go. Miss Earth – which was founded in 2001 – focuses on environmentalism. According to the pageant’s website:
Every year, 80 to 90 candidates from all over the world compete on beauty and knowledge of environmental issues. The winner of MISS EARTH will serve as the Ambassador to environmental protection campaigns worldwide.
This year is Miss Earth #12, and delegates from Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland will all be sporting ECO SWIM – I assume during the swimsuit competition.
Guys, this is very cool. Earth Day isn’t until the 22nd, but I’ve already heard of two awesome collaborations between retailers and brands to clean up our oceans. Here’s wassup:
Eco Swim by Aqua Green, the oft-mentioned maker of my recycled bathing suit, is collaborating with United By Blue (a very cool brand in its own right) and southern department store Belk for a day of beach cleanup in Myrtle Beach, SC. Last year, the team removed 3,166 pounds of trash from the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. With a bigger showing this year, they hope to get rid of even more! If you’re in the Myrtle beach area, you can sign up to volunteer here. I recently purchased a UBB t-shirt, and was given the choice Continue reading →
Yesterday, I went to Macy’s. It was my first time shopping in a store other than Goodwill in months, due in part to budgetary restrictions and in part to schedule restrictions, by mostly due to my changing attitude towards shopping.
Walking into a department store in South Florida after three months spent in relative isolation and shopping abstinence is a recipe for major culture shock, and major culture shock is what I got. I think I was more overwhelmed than when I returned from five months in Egypt. It was a weird mix of feelings: disgust, superiority, desire….and then I thought, geez, Azoff, what a snob you are! You walk in here like some sort of Continue reading →