Thursday, July 30, 2009

Miss Teen Earth and CTW: A match made in heaven

Obviously we are passionate about saving lives with soap. But we get even more stoked when we can share our story with others and see them develop the same enthusiasm. And that’s how it played out after we met Jolie Schamber back in May when she and her family stepped into our booth at Orlando’s Earth Day celebration at Lake Eola Park.

It turned out that Jolie held the title of Miss Teen Earth Florida. The 19-year-old University of Central Florida student was preparing for the national competition in Las Vegas, and was trying to find a cause to support as part of her personal platform. It was a match made in heaven. And from that day on, Jolie became a passionate supporter of Clean the World.

Jolie visited our shop to get some first-hand experience with the recycling process, and she promoted Clean the World at speaking engagements. One of those opportunities was at a vacation Bible school at the First Congregational Church in Winter Park, Fla., where Jolie explained the cause to kids who hopefully will do their part to make the world a better place as they grow up.

We’re proud to say that Jolie went on to win the title of Miss Teen United States in Las Vegas on July 22.

Although she will pursue her degree in Political Science and Legal Studies at UCF, Jolie will spend the next year educating people about her causes as Miss Teen Earth United States. “I feel so honored and grateful to be able to hold this title,” said Jolie. “I cannot wait to promote my causes this year and continue working as an advocate for environmental awareness and protection. I plan on also promoting Clean the World, as it is my personal platform and a cause that I am deeply passionate about.”

So once again this week, we feel like we are making great progress with Clean the World. At every turn, we see another sign that we are doing the right thing and that we are riding a huge wave of support. And we sure are glad Jolie decided to catch the wave.

Until next time – peace … love … and clean hands :)

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