Antoinette Taus named goodwill ambassador by UN Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme named Antoinette Taus as the latest addition to its roster of national goodwill ambassadors around the world.

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10/4/2019 11:38 AM
Antoinette Taus named goodwill ambassador by UN Environment


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The United Nations Environment Programme on Saturday named Antoinette Taus as the latest addition to its roster of national goodwill ambassadors  around the world for her contribution and longstanding commitment to the planet.

 

 

The 39-year-old actress received the recognition at a ceremony held in Manila last Thursday.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Manila, 26 September 2019 | The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) @UNenvironment today designated Antoinette Taus as the first National Goodwill Ambassador for the Philippines. The designation was made at a ceremony marking World Environment and Health Day in Manila. FULL ARTICLE VIA LINK IN BIO: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/antoinette-taus-named-un-environment-programme-goodwill-ambassador LEFT TO RIGHT: Department Of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary, Dr. Maria Rosario S. Vergerie; Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Asia Pacific; Antoinette Taus, Founder of CORA; and Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Atty. Jonas R. Leones.

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The UN Environment Programme highlighted Antoinette's efforts as CEO and founder of CORA, a non-profit organization to help foster action for sustainable development through volunteerism, and The Sustainable Planet, a social enterprise centered on improving the lives of indigenous peoples and those living in poverty in the Philippines.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We stand in solidarity with @GretaThunberg and the children of the world amidst this global #ClimateEmergency! 🌏🚨 #InternationalCoastalCleanUp #ClimateStrike #CORAcleanUps The Philippines has been declared the center of the effects of #ClimateChange due to the disastrous effects of typhoon #Haiyan, which left thousands dead, and families torn apart forever. But we will never lose hope. We vow to stay steadfast on our mission to do what we can, in any way we can, to create a better tomorrow for the generations to come. Change is possible, but we have to believe that it all starts with each and every single one of us, and we must #ActNow! And as our hero @GretaThunberg says...you’re never too small to make a difference. VIDEO BY @finn.snow @planetcora @wearecora @cleanseaspilipinas @potxee @sherlyndoloriel @angiemeadking @krizzadelacruz @karinakassandra @joannemarthadeleon ________ #climatechange #climatejustice #fossilfuels #climateemergency #youthstrikeforclimate #youthstrike #youthmovement #CleanSeas #WeAreCORA #PlanetCORA #ICC2019 #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction #ZeroWaste #ZeroWastePH #BreakFreeFromPlastic #ClimateActionPH #ActNow #ClimateChange #TheSustainablePlanet #GlobalGoals #AnatomyOfAction #GlobalCitizen #FridaysForFuture #YouthForClimate #ClimateEmergency #BeatPollution

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VIA @PlanetCORA | Almost 200 volunteers showed up for our #PlasticFreeJuly #CORAcleanUps!! In just over an hour, they recovered over 500 KGS of mixed non-biodegradable plastic waste!!!🙌 You are our heroes!! 🤗❤️🌊 #CleanSeasPilipinas Thank you @BLK513ph for being part of our day! Winners loved their new #SeaChangingCup and goodies, and everyone is going to enjoy some good yogurt today with their very own 👍 reusable cups! As usual, we’d also like to extend our thanks to 🙏🏼💚 @DENR_Agos, @denrNCRofficial and LPPCHEA for their support in all that we do! VOLUNTEER WITH US! ➡️ bit.ly/CORAvolunteers (LINK IN BIO) #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas _______ 🇵🇭 To join the movement in the Philippines, follow: . 🌏 @PlanetCORA // #PlanetCORA ♥️ @WeAreCORA // #WeAreCORA 🌱 @TheSustainablePlanet // #TheSustainablePlanet 🌊 @CleanSeasPilipinas // #CleanSeasPilipinas _______ #CleanSeas #EndangeredOceans #GlobalGoals #LifeBelowWater #ClimateAction #ZeroWaste #DENRagos #ZeroWastePH #BreakFreeFromPlastic #ClimateChange #StopSucking #OceanHeroes #OceanHero #OceanKeeper #HydrateLike #BecomeAnOceanKeeper #PlanetOrPlastic #iChoosePlanet

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Thank you so much to @GoProPH for dedicating this special day to help #BeatPlasticPollution for people and the planet! 🌏🐳 #CORAcleanUps #CleanSeasPilipinas VOLUNTEER WITH US! ➡️➡️ bit.ly/CORAvolunteers _______ REPOST @GoProPH | It’s time to solve different. Let’s beat plastic pollution! Volunteers all gathered at @lppcheaph to help clean up the Manila Bay Wetlands. We managed to collect and segregate approximately 284kg of trash, but there are still more! Cleanup happens every month so If you wanna volunteer or help in any way, send a message to @planetcora and @unenvironment. Thank you @antoinettetaus @sinosicat and #GoProFamily member @grahamcaygill for this opportunity. #GoProPH #goproforacause #planetcora #unenvironment #plasticpollution #manilabay #wetlands _______ 🇵🇭 To join the movement in the Philippines, follow: . 🌏 @PlanetCORA // #PlanetCORA ♥️ @WeAreCORA // #WeAreCORA 🌱 @TheSustainablePlanet // #TheSustainablePlanet 🌊 @CleanSeasPilipinas _______ #EndangeredOceans #GlobalGoals #LifeBelowWater #ClimateAction #ZeroWaste #DENRagos #ZeroWastePH #BreakFreeFromPlastic #ClimateChange #StopSucking #OceanHeroes #OceanHero #OceanKeeper #HydrateLike #BecomeAnOceanKeeper #PlanetOrPlastic #iChoosePlanet

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"Thank you [UN Environment Programme] for this incredible honor and for the opportunity to join you on this urgent and important mission for people and our one and only planet," said Antoinette of the honor.

“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 UN Environment Programme regional director for Asia and the Pacific Dechen Tsering.

"Global issues like climate change and plastic and air pollution are impacting all countries, and we are lucky to have advocates like Antoinette standing strong for the planet,” she added.