Rorisang Motlomelo (Lesotho) - Miss Earth 2011

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Miss Lesotho

Rorisang Motlomelo

Age: 21

Height: 165cm

Environmental Views:

What environmental project will you create to promote the protection of Mother Earth and why?

In order to decrease deforestation I shall educate people on making paper mash from old newspaper and prickle pear to be used as an alternative to firewood. I will continue with the Because I Love Mother Earth Campaign which is a campaign aimed at promoting recycling and re use by getting individuals and companies to pledge to recycle their waste products. Since companies have a greater carbon foot print than individuals companies will be edged to use environment consumables and to use hybrid cars to reduce carbon emission. To combat climate change I shall embark on a project Leave a tree legacy campaign. In this campaign I shall travel different countries planting trees with the local celebrities with the hope that as opinion leaders, they shall instigate the tree planting culture to other community members.

What makes you proud of the country you are representing, and what can you promote about your country?

Lesotho has been described as the armpit of Africa .I however see it as the yet to be discovered gem. One thousand metres above sea level, boasting with plenty of water also supplying the neighbouring and surrounding South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, proudly the Kingdom in the sky, has the highest mountain peak and the longest waterfall in the southern Africa. The Maluti Mountains of Lesotho hold the cleanest of waters and the most precious, most valuable, and often record breaking diamonds. As you enter Lesotho, not only will you be welcomed by the fresh breeze from the mountains but also the peaceful atmosphere and the harmonious culture of the Basotho people.

The Kingdom of Lesotho, totally landlocked by the Republic of South Africa, is usually mistaken for the Republic and as thus remains one of the less explored tourism destinations. The waters, the mountains, the vegetation, the clean air and the clear skies to mention only a few, remain still to be discovered by environmental enthusiasts. As Miss Earth Lesotho it is my duty to show off to the world, the treasures, the beauty that Mother Earth holds within my motherland, the land of peace, rain and prosperity. Lesotho also is the hub of the future power supply in the Southern Africa, with the quest to move away from thermal energy, the ministry of natural Resources is currently engaged in projects to use the mountain winds and water for electricity generation. The Ministry Of Agriculture and Food Security has introduced key hole gardens which re use water from households for watering the gardens.

Describe your childhood/growing years.

I grew up in the foothills of the Southern region of Lesotho. There were mountains and hills surrounding our settlement. Every morning my mother would walk me to the bus stop where I would catch a bus to school. School was thirty minutes away and on the way to school I would admire the landscape, the mountains some capped with trees, the rivers running under the rivers. The herd boys and their cattle scattered on the veld. I remember my first pageant when I was six and the paper tiara I was crowned with.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?

There is nothing such as failure, it is only an eye opener to what one did wrong in trying to achieve their goal. Success on the other hand is a feeling within oneself when they haved achieved their goals, it is a weight of achievements against goals, there is no definite measure of success and it differs from person to person.

What is your most memorable moment?

My first air flight, the beauty of my country's terrain from the sky. The contrast of the green, and blue mountains against the glimmering rivers. I looked down on Lesotho that and felt tears well up in my eyes, I had never seen so much beauty.

What is your environmental advocacy?

Eradicate landfills and combat climate change. Recycling of all non-biogredable waste products and using the biogredable waste product in compost heaps for farming as an alternative to the harmful chemical fertilizers. Climate change on the other hand can be controlled by afforestation and reduction of the carbon emission by campaigns such as The Because I love Mother Earth campaign whose aim is to reduce people and organisations' carbon foot print.

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