Miss Earth Guyana launches Re-BUILD initiative

Xamiera Kippins

Miss Earth Guyana 2018 Xamiera Kippins last week launched her Beauty For A Cause project branded Re-BUILD which aims to solve the problem of the improper disposal of non-biodegradable waste.

Xamiera, who will be representing Guyana at Miss Earth in November in the Philippines, launched Re-BUILD (Recycle, Build, Upcycle and Invest in Lives with Dreams) last Wednesday. She hopes that her initiative will solve the improper disposal of biodegradable waste through the use of recycling and upcycling which will lead to a positive impact on the environment, community and self-skills of people.

According to a press release, Re-BUILD will commence with the collaboration from Guyana Premier and Everything Makes Craft for a workshop at La Grange Primary School. It is expected that the children will be involved in several activities that deal with upcycling in the form of crafts whilst educating them on how they too can be earth warriors in simple ways. She also distributed school supplies to underprivileged children from the West Bank Demerara area. 

Other activities planned for Re-BUILD include beach cleanups, workshops, tree planting exercises much more. The release said for the initiative waste materials will be collected and used to construct sustainable community centres in underserved areas in Guyana. 

Miss Earth, being a pageant that surrounds advocacy for the protection of the environment, gives an award each year to the candidate who makes the most significant environmental contribution.  

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