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Antoinette Taus appointed as UN Environment’s goodwill ambassador

/ 01:35 PM October 03, 2019
Antoinette Taus

Antoinette Taus is a “passionate voice for the environment.”  Image: Instagram/@antoinettetaus

Actress Antoinette Taus’ passion to save the planet has earned her a designation as the United Nations Environment Programme’s national goodwill ambassador for the Philippines. Taus received the designation at a ceremony on Sept. 26 in Manila.

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We’re excited to announce @antoinettetaus as a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Philippines🇵🇭! "The key to solving our most urgent global issues is already in every single one of us. But we need to act now, as one people, for our one planet.” #ClimateAction #BeatPollution #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas

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The UN Environment recognized her efforts in engaging Filipinos to care for Mother Nature. One is through her non-profit CORA, which harnesses the power of volunteers to address issues such as plastic pollution. It also highlights her social enterprise The Sustainable Planet, which benefits indigenous peoples and marginalized communities in the country.

Some of Taus’ projects have included coastal cleanups around the Philippines, from Manila Bay to Boracay.

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Thousands of volunteers came together to launch our country’s largest clean-up effort to #SaveManilaBay! The initiative, #BattleForManilaBay, is led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with full support from 12 government agencies, LGUs, NGOs and members of the private sector. This symbolic event took place last January 27 simultaneously with partners and eco-warriors in Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan and Cavite! Together, we managed to collect over 45 tons (11 trucks) of garbage! We are deeply grateful to all of our @PlanetCORA volunteers that helped spread the word and dedicated their time to this very special day! Saving Manila Bay is going to be a long and tough battle, but this very special day was proof of hope! 🙏🏼🌏💙 #CORACleanUps #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeasPilipinas Spotted: PNP Chief Albayalde waving from the first police boat behind us! 🙌🇵🇭 #ManilaBay _______ ⬇️ VOLUNTEER WITH US! ⬇️ . bit.ly/CORAvolunteers (LINK IN BIO) . 🌏 @PlanetCORA // #PlanetCORA ♥️ @WeAreCORA // #WeAreCORA 🌱 @TheSustainablePlanet // #TheSustainablePlanet 🌊 @CleanSeasPilipinas _______ #BattleForManilaBay #PlanetOrPlastic #CORAcares #CORA #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction #ClimateChange #ClimateJustice #BeatPollution #breakfreefromplastic #CleanSeas #CMEMP #LifeBelowWater #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #ZeroWastePH #ZeroWaste #CoastalCleanUp #volunteer #manilabayanihan #PlanetOrPlastic #iChoosePlanet #NGplasticfreeresolution

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“When we protect the planet, we are protecting the people that we love. Each action as an individual has the power to create amazing change, but just imagine what we can achieve if we take action together,” the “T.G.I.S.” actress said.

“Antoinette is as passionate a voice for the environment as they come. We are extremely pleased she will be helping us raise the profile of the range of environmental challenges and opportunities facing the Philippines,” said Dechen Tsering, UN Environment Asia and the Pacific Office regional director.

With her designation, Taus will continue to do her work on environmental issues in collaboration with the youth, local communities and media partners.  /ra

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