Miss Earth USA 2019, Libby Hill, traded her heels and evening gown for sneakers and a t-shirt as she and other titleholders worked as volunteers for the Clean Earth Project. An organization located in California focused on keeping the state’s beaches clean.
Help came from local Miss California Earth USA titleholders and Miss Kansas USA 2019, Alyssa Klinzing also took the time out to volunteer with the women. The group worked hard together picking up trash and cleaning up Huntington Beach.
Hill’s platform during her reign as Miss Earth USA, is centered around coastal restoration, making her partnership with The Cleanup Project a natural one. In hopes of aspiring more volunteers, she says getting your girls together can be one of the easiest ways to help Mother Earth, “There are so many fun ways to contribute, including a group, or even solo, trash pickup.”
The experience served not only as a way to help the environment but allowed her to closely bond with her sister queens. She thanking the Miss Earth system for, “The opportunity to connect with so many like-minded women!”
Hill shared with Pageants & Prosecco, the Clean Earth Project provided the tools, “They helped me get Garbo grabbers for all my volunteers!” In exchange for their work, she did a social media takeover for Clean Earth to increase their awareness about their Cleanup Project and campaigns.
The Clean Earth Project began around 9 years ago. The company sought inspiration from other environmental organizations with a similar vision and passion for a cleaner environment, specifically targeting beaches and coastal communities.
The Clean Earth Project works with volunteers on their beach cleanup efforts by giving guidance on the proper gear and supplies for them to use in a clean and sanitary way, because the organization’s knowledge on how to properly do this, Clean Earth is officially considered a premier environmental litter cleanup company.
Libby assumed the title of Miss Earth USA 2019, after the original winner, Emanii Jovan, was crowned Miss Earth Air 2019, at the international Miss Earth pageant. The assumption of the title meant a lot to Libby since she had only competed in pageants for a year, “It’s hard to imagine that only last year I walked onto a pageant stage for the first time, and now I’m in the position to represent the United States as a voice for environmental consciousness and activism.”
The Project hosts several cleanup events in California throughout the year to not only help increase engagement, but to also help spread awareness of the harmful effects littering can have on the Pacific ocean. Their partnerships with other environmental organizations increases their volunteers’ education of climate change issues happening to find solutions.
People outside of California can take part in Clean Earth Project by buying eco-friendly apparel such as t-shirts, sweaters, or hoodies. Customer proceeds will go directly to funding the organization’s efforts.