Miss Earth Hawaii 2013 Contestants
Pua ʻO Eleili Pinto – The ‘aina is your grandmother, and she loves you.
Melissa McMurray – To slow down global warming by reducing carbon dioxide production.
Rachel Pershin – Problems regarding the environment are globally communal issues that all humans face equally and deserve a high priority in our social lives as well as our general education. By incorporating the study of environmental sciences into our education systems, we can successfully create an educated, informed general public.
Kylie Lucero – Teaching children how their everyday decisions can impact the earth and the creatures who call it home. By giving the children the knowledge to empower them to become more environmentally proactive.
Gwen Kenwright – Today our oceans are being destroyed from coral reefs to fishing. The damage we see are direct result of our actions. By regulating and making those who damage our ocean pay restitution to restore our natural wildlife’s habitat we can start to make a change.
Elizabeth Viernes – “Environmental Conservation Technology” – As the technology we produce advances in our world, we have to make sure that we utilize both old and new technology that also saves our world. There are so many innovators that have created solutions to our world’s problems, but because majority of people don’t know about it, they can’t raise enough funding to distribute their inventions.
Elise Maclean – To achieve agricultural sustainability by empowering individuals to grow their own organic foods, use their consumerism to support local farmers, and perpetuate the importance of agriculture to our future generations. ‘Farm to table’ is a movement that supports personal health, strengthens communities, and stimulates economic growth.
Angela Nand – Humanitarianism. Medical impacting the social environment.
Christina SooHoo – Through Art & Education, to inspire and empower all to come together to protect our environment.
ʻIwalani Kūaliʻi-Kahoʻohanohano – Strengthening a global appreciation and sustainabilty through cultural practices and media.
Breanna Alohanāmakanaokalani Gouveia – Hawaiians see the earth, the ‘Aina, as a valuable source of food, health, physical/emotional wellbeing, and nourishment. Modern experiments such as GMOs and the lack of environmental awareness are hurting our future not only for Mother Earth, but also our keiki’s health and sustainability.
Crystal Thảoly Bui – For Hawaii to remain our beloved Ohana, we must plant and protect seeds. The people of Hawaii, the gardeners and the farmers, should be empowered to share, trade, and cultivate seeds. The “seeds” of our nation, our keiki, should be nurtured through education which emphasizes the arts (expression) and the ethics (sustainability) in order to better realize their own passions and to encourage youth to pay it forward to the ‘Aina.
Lucie Poehere Wilson – Using aquaponics and garden towers to promote global sustainability.