Rocio Castellanos : Miss Earth Dominican Republic 2012
An Architect, Rocio Castellanos has been selected as Miss Earth Dominican Republic 2012 and an official representative of her country at the 12th edition of Miss Earth 2012 beauty pageant which will be held at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Philippines on 24th November, 2012.
Rocio Castellanos’s Biography & Photo Gallery :
Rocio Castellanos is 25 year old and 172.5 cm told. Her weight is 61 kg and vital statistics in inches 36-26-38. Her hometown is Santiago de los Caballeros. She is professionally a Model and an Architect.
When asked Rocio Castellano, What environmental project will you create to promote the protection of Mother Earth and why?
Rocio replied (in her own word), “I’d create awareness among people through educational campaigns by providing information on how to protect and care for our mother earth. The world is being affected by technological progress and rapid population growth, upsetting the biological balance of the earth, and these affect directly or indirectly the human being. With simple facts, like using low consumption bulbs, saving water, not throwing garbage in inappropriate places, using less plastics, etc., we could contribute to heal the earth. In the world there is almost 7 million people and the responsibility is for each and every one of us. Remember, sometimes little things can do a big difference.”
When asked her, What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose it?
She replied that As an architect, I’ve been working with the term sustainable architecture for some time, that’s why I choose the green roof. Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect. Worldwide, of the 100% water that exists, 97.5% of it is salty and only 2.5% is fresh water. Of this percentage, 70% is locked, meaning it is retained in icecaps or permafrost, 29.6% is stored and only 0.4% is available for human consumption in the world. Of the 65% of that 0.4% is used for agriculture, 27% for industrial use and only 8% is for domestic use. The FAO and the ONU estimates that by the 2025 the war in between countries is going to be for water. That’s why, by recycling rainwater, and using it for domestic household, we are reducing the waste of freshwater in the world.