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January 26, 2016
Miss Earth United States to Kick Off National Green Week in DC Schools 


Washington, D.C. - Miss Earth United States will kick off National Green Week on January 29 in Washington, D.C. Brittany Ann Payne of California will visit elementary schools and conduct media interviews during her four day visit to the nation's capital. National Green Week is in partnership with The Green Education Foundation.


"National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week in February and the end of Earth Month in April," said Miss Earth United States National Director Laura Clark.


Miss Earth is a global organization that raises awareness for environmental concerns and is recognized as a Top 3 international pageant. Each year, Miss Earth United States is selected based on her personality, leadership and speaking skills, and modeling presentations. The winner serves as the nation's spokesmodel and competes at Miss Earth among nearly 100 other national representatives.


On December 5, Payne was celebrated as Second Runner Up at the 15th Annual Miss Earth Coronation in Vienna, Austria. She received First Place for her Eco-Beauty Video and was awarded the international title of Miss Earth-Water.


Watch Miss Earth United States Highlight Video 


In addition to visiting the area's schools, Payne will speak to girls and women about her experience during a private workshop held on Saturday in Rockville, Maryland. 


During media interviews, Payne will present a newly branded sash and crown as well as a new home for the 2016 national contest, to be held July 31-August 4 in Washington, D.C. During this week-long summer pageant, hundreds of delegates ages 11-32 will represent their states with the goal to be selected as a national ambassador for Miss Earth.


Visit for program information and for information on the international pageant. Media inquiries may contact Veronica Jeon.

Brittany Ann Payne

Miss Earth United States 2015

Save the Date Photography

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