MANILA -- "Everything we do, we do for the children of the world and the generations to come," wrote Antoinette Taus on Instagram, after she was revealed this past week as the country's UN Environment Programme goodwill ambassador.
The actress was recognized at a ceremony held last Thursday for her longstanding dedication to the planet.
Among her efforts that were highlighted were her non-profit CORA, which aims to foster action for sustainable development through volunteerism, and her social enterprise The Sustainable Planet, which centers on improving lives of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
Her recent projects include coastal cleanups.
"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," Taus said of the honor.
According to UN Environment Programme regional director for Asia and the Pacific Dechen Tsering, Taus "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," Tsering added.