MANILA – Karen Ibasco continues to fulfill her duties as Miss Earth 2017 as she attends a climate change conference in Catbalogan, Samar.
The Filipina beauty queen delivered a welcome message at the first Kasugbong Kalibutan international climate change conference on Thursday.
“I am convinced that climate change is a reality. That is why I’m using this platform to share my voice as Miss Earth,” she said.
“May this conference be maximized to share each and every one’s expertise and experience to help better understand the steps to be taken [against climate change],” she added.
Ibasco, a medical physicist, was crowned Miss Earth 2017 in Manila last November. She has been promoting the use of renewable energy as her advocacy.
During the question and answer round of the pageant, Ibasco said the biggest enemy of Mother Earth is not climate change, but people’s ignorance and apathy.
“What we have to do is start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds, and redirecting our steps. Because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet,” she said.