Tamerin Jardine was crowned as the 10th Miss Earth South Africa at a gala dinner at Montecasino in Johannesburg. Jardine whom recently turned 25 has been a part of extensive environmental, sustainability and conservation projects over the past eight months.
Tamerin is flanked by her team of green ambassadors who placed in the top four, they are, Marina Nicolaidis of Bedfordview, Chanel Davids from South of Johannesburg and Aurelia Nxumalo of KwaZulu Natal. The 2012 Green Project of the year went to Western Cape greeny Lara Potgieter, Pretoria beauty Charlotte Clark and the Free State's Bloem representative, Annchen Richter.
The organization plated its 20 000th tree earlier this week in Diepsloot and boast many amazing achievements. Jardine was one of the finalists who also travelled to Zambia as part of this leadership programme to plant trees as part of a reforestation initiative, was part of food security projects and energy efficiency campaigns. The newly crowned winner believes that she has stood up against what is right and morally ethical when it comes to not only conservation and environmental protection but the state of our schools, educational system and the recycling infrastructures in communities.
Ten years of environmental advocacy has seen the Miss Earth South Africa in association with Consol as an initiative and leadership programme for South African women between the ages of 18 and 26 years. It's a platform that is used to empower these young women with the necessary knowledge and opportunities to become environmental eco-warriors, encouraging them to go out and make a sustainable environmental impact on their communities and the public at large. Finalists and winners receive hands-on experience through being involved in several green campaigns and projects. The initiative currently works with over 120 schools nationwide. Much of the work is focused on greening of townships, food gardens, sustainable development and educational programmes around the country.