Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PLANET GREEN: Planet 100: Top 5 Beauty Queens Gone Green

Today on Planet 100: Top 5 Beauty Queens Gone Green (Video)
by Team Treehugger, Worldwide on 08.16.10
Beauty pageants—with their glitz, glamor, and gowns—are not known for their environmental friendliness. And it seems that beauty queens would have—can we say priorities?—other than the planet.

The women featured in today's top five roundup, however, prove that beauty and environmentalism can go hand in hand.

6. Tamara Henry "Green T"

In at number six, eco TV host/news anchor and Miss Arkansas USA 1997 Tamara Henry aka "Green T" is one-quarter Cherokee and grew up at the end of a gravel road in the woods in The Natural State.

Henry has been awarding scholarship money to the pageant contestants since 1997 to "give back" as competing herself from 1991-1997 helped her earn her degree in Broadcast Journalism. She created the "Green Is Gorgeous" Interactive eco-contest for the 2010 Miss America Contestants at GreenTwithTamara.TV

Henry will now be the face behind which educates kids about social and environmental challenges to Mother Earth.

Henry is one Crown with a Conscious that didn't make Planet Green's top five Beauty Queens Gone Green, but has been "walking her talk" for almost ten years, living Car-Free in auto-centric Los Angeles since 2001, and hosting the local TV show "Metro Motion" for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to teach the rest of us how it's done.

Planet Green's Sarah Backhouse can be seen in one of Green T's award winning webisodes on the Women Of The Green Generation conference.

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