Catherine Constantinides is the Executive Director and founder of the Miss Earth South Africa, LEAD SA Executive, co-founder of Generation Earth, a youth initiative that engages students and learners to discuss environmental issues and drive solutions, and an Archbishop Tutu African Leadership Fellow.
The Miss Earth South Africa is a leadership programme that seeks to empower, motivate and educate young women and community members to become change agents in the space of community upliftment, sustainable development and eco-preneurship. The programme helps to create an awareness of sustainable development, our environment, wildlife and the conservation of our natural legacy in
South Africa, and ultimately the preservation of Mother Earth.
In 2003, Catherine was named the first Miss Earth South Africa and realised what an enormously powerful platform it could be. In the years since its inception, the Miss Earth South Africa has gone from strength to strength and now touches the lives of thousands of underprivileged South Africans and is involved in the greening of hundreds of acres of public space In 2013 the Miss Earth South Africa was the recipient of the inaugural SA Premier Business Awards in the Young Entrepreneur category; a prestigious award that is administered by the Department of Science and Technology, Brand South Africa and Proudly South African.
Catherine Constantinides is a social entrepreneur, humanitarian and an environmentalist. Her humanitarian background has seen her travel all over the world, including notable highlights such as the World Peace Foundation in Thailand, Vietnam and Japan; various social upliftment projects in Cambodia, active participation in the COP17, held in Durban in 2011, where she was a part of the African Youth delegation as well as the UN Earth Summit, Rio +20 in Brazil, held in 2012..