Judith Heard, a Ugandan-born model, social change pioneer, and Miss Environment Africa touched down at Entebbe International airport after flying in from Mumbai to represent Uganda at the first-ever themed pageant, “Beauty starts with environmental care”.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Model, social change advocate and Miss Environment International Africa winner, Judith Heard touched down from India at Entebbe International Airport where she represented Uganda in the first-ever environmental theme pageant ”Beauty starts with environmental care”.
- Former Miss Environment International Africa Judith Heard arrived at Entebbe International Airport from Mumbai, India, where she represented Uganda at the first-ever themed pageant, “Beauty starts with environmental care.”.
- She is a proud Ugandan-born model, social change champion, and environmental care advocate.
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The Miss Environmental International finale took place at CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and Judith Heard was crowned the winner for Africa.
This fierce competition united various continents, traditions, and ethnicities with a prime objective – environmental conservation.
Other country representatives included South Sudan, Peru, United Kingdom, Seychelles, Mauritius, Greece, Bolivia, Reunion Island, Columbia, India, Philippines, Nigeria, Rodrigues Island, France, Cyprus, and Belgium.
Judith who was clad in a suit and Ugandan flag, arrived into a mammoth crowd of her fans, Tooro Kingdom Cultural Dancers, family, and relatives parading outside the terminal building as others scrambled to take pictures with the supermodel.
She was driven in VIP style to Kampala Serena Conference center to speak to the press, where she said:
‘’I am thrilled by the warm welcome. I am advocating for a patriarchal society aimed at protecting the heritage of the backcloth. It is unique and grown in Uganda. Not forgetting its craftsmanship, quality, rarity, and storytelling that comes with it.”
The bark tree transforms into fashion. It is environmentally friendly and sustainable including fabric properties and apparel development.”
Ugandan barkcloth has been recognized by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a masterpiece of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity to protect the knowledge, traditions, and live hoods associated with its production.
”On 22nd April 2022, will mark Earth Day-themed ”Let’s Invest in Our Planet”. For instance, a single Mutuba tree lasts for many, many years and we don’t focus on its production. Other tree species are being cut day and night. I am spearheading the planting of backcloth trees for eco-fashion and environmental security for today and future generations’’.
With Judith’s capacity as Miss Environment Uganda, she encourages the government, ministry of environment and water, politicians, religious leaders, and individuals to help launch this Backcloth Tree Planting Project.
Together, we can take action for environmental justice, climate investment solutions, and sustainable development.