The Miss Earth 2009 delegates were brought to Sta. Rosa, Laguna for a refreshingly eco-friendly day trip to the Nuvali estate where they had a fun-filled visit marked with tree-planting, book reading and interaction with the children beneficiaries of the same.
The 1,750 hectare Nuvali project in Sta. Rosa, Laguna
NUVALI, a 1,750 hectare property developed by Ayala Land, provides the international pageant a true home in the Philippines for Miss Earth environmental advocacy is aligned with one of the three pillars of sustainability which NUVALI espouses.
Highlight of the visit is a program which supports both the environmental efforts of NUVALI tied-in with its awareness program with adopted grade 1 pupils from the areas as beneficiaries. The environmental program is intended to plant the seeds of caring for the earth in the minds of the children. It teaches the children on how small steps in caring for the earth is a leap to a greener tomorrow.
ME Cuba Jamilette Gaxiola in the middle of a book reading with Nuvali's children-beneficiaries
ME Israel Noy Mykhaylov during the tree planting activitiy at Nuvali
ME Latvia Diana Kubasova posing with the children-beneficiaries of Nuvali
ME Indonesia Nadine Zamira Sjarief enjoying the warm welcome at Nuvali
ME Spain Alejandra Echevarria, ME Colombia Alejandra Munera, ME Dominican Republic Mariel Garcia and ME Cuba Jamilette Gaxiola checking out the information monitors at Nuvali
ME Martinique Pascale Nelide gracefully planting a tree.
ME Albania Suada Saliu aborad the watercraft that brought them to Nuvali
ME Jamaica Jenaae Jackson and ME Albania Suada Saliu
ME Czech Republic Tereza Budkova
ME Melinda Hefferman planting a tree with one of Nuvali's beneficiaries.
ME Israel Noy Mykhaylov and ME Pakistan Ayesha Gilani trying out the eco-friendly bikes at Nuvali
ME Guadeloupe Marie-Ange Seymour, ME Georgia Nonna Diakonidze, ME Gabon Marlyne Lea Ayenne, ME Venezuela Jessica Barboza
All images are courtesy of Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide Forums.