About Miss Earth Hawaii
Miss Earth Hawaii is the official preliminary to Miss Earth United States and Miss Earth. The global motto “Beauties for a Cause” has increased the public awareness on environmental issues and concerns worldwide. Under the direction of prestigious national and international directors and fashion icons, it is our mission to give our young women the opportunity to voice their thoughts, opinions, and solutions to how we can better care for our natural resources.
The mission of Miss Earth Hawaii is to provide opportunities for individuals and organizations alike to promote and encourage environmental awareness through beauty, health, and wellness.
Our vision is to have the global environment be cared for as a place of sanctuary, locally, nationally, and internationally through a series of events showcasing beauty.
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono is a known Hawaiian phrase throughout the islands. It is commonly translated as “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
This phrase was first spoken by King Kamehameha III on July 31, 1843. Years later, on May 1, 1959, Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‘Āina i ka Pono was established as the official state motto of Hawaii. Although spoken over 160 years ago, the state motto refers to modern ideas - sovereignty for our land, indigenous control of natural resources, and sustainable development. It truly reflects the beliefs of the citizens of Hawaii, past and present.
Miss Earth Hawaii has adopted this phrase as our motto to help gain insight into Hawaii’s history, and what our ancestors fought for. Just as our ancestors, we believe in loving and respecting our environment for we understand the value and benefits it will bring to us all. Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‘Āina i ka Pono!
Miss Earth Pageant History
Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world.
The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fair, storytelling programs, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities.