Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Paige Butler’s mission to promote sustainability and environmental awareness

22 Apr 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

As the world will be celebrating Earth day on 23rd April 2021, Marisa Paige Butler Miss Earth USA 2021, who became the official representative of USA for Miss Earth 2021 on 17th January 2021, has come forward with a challenge for her followers to take out some time to honour Mother Earth. She came up with a few options for people to choose from and take up at least one task and give in their contribution.

With a belief that small day-to-day changes can make big impacts, the diva took to her social media where she wrote, “With Earth Day being tomorrow, I wanted to challenge each of you to take some time to honour Mother Earth by doing at least one thing from the list below.”

The first idea that she shared was to switching phones to dark mode, extending the battery life by up to 30%, which in turns translates to less electricity being used. She also suggested people to shop consciously, to find amazing environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday items.



Urging people to find companies that are focused on making a positive impact on the environment and pleading her audience to shop local, whenever possible, she added, “You’ll not only be cutting down emissions on shipping, but supporting those in your community.”

Another way she suggested was to enjoy a meatless meal. If everyone in the country reduced their consumption of beef, pork, and poultry by a quarter and substituted plant proteins, we'd save about 82 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. For inspiration she also shared one of her highlights where she prepares meatless meals every Monday.

"At the end of the day, all that really matters is that you're learning something new about Mother Earth and learning something new about living a sustainable life," Butler added.

As Miss Earth USA 2021 delegate, her most noteworthy conservation effort was during her time as a volunteer for NOAA’s Corporative Shark Tagging Program. She now helps restore wildlife habitats in San Diego for the endangered California Least Terns. She has her own project #ServiceSaturday project which was her weekly volunteer day but is now an online movement that aims to get people to schedule time in their week to give back to their community by utilizing their unique skill sets and interest.



As she prepares for the Miss Earth 2021 competition, in one of her recent interviews she shared why she wanted to work towards saving sharks, “Not a lot of people view sharks as something that needs to be saved. Seventy to 100 million sharks are killed yearly, and people just don’t know about it. Everyone wants to save cute seals or puppies because they are cute and cuddly, they don't realize that sharks are important to save,” she said.

She is the perfect amalgamation of beauty and brains who has a tunnel vision towards dedicating her life for something good. The 27-yaer-old stunner will get a last chance to represent her country at an international platform due to age restrictions. Standing 173 cm tall, Marisa will be a force to be reckoned with at Miss Earth 2021.