Multi-awarded actress and TV personality Iza Calzado joins the growing family of celebrities in World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) as its newly appointed National Ambassador to help spread WWF’s solutions on climate change, conservation, resource protection and environmental education.
“Iza embodies the empowered Filipina who leads an active, healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” says WWF-Philippines president Joel Palma. “Plus, she’s actively involved in raising environmental awareness,” he adds.
Iza is excited to do her part for the organization and help raise public awareness on ecological issues. “It’s time for us to give extra attention to environmental solutions and how we can turn the tide if we work together, today,” says Calzado.
WWF is operating in over 100 countries globally and it has been in the Philippines since 1997. This year, it is celebrating its 20th year. WWF-Philippines’ well-known projects are Earth Hour, the world’s largest environmental mass action, the conservation of iconic species like the whale sharks of Donsol, and a vigorous environmental education drive, which has reached over 700,000 children across the country.
“We’re really excited to work with Iza. We believe she’ll be a great WWF ambassador in reaching our goals and touching the hearts of people,” shares long-time WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez.
WWF-Philippines’s celebrity ambassadors include climate solutions steward Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, marine conservation steward Luis Manzano, forest conservation steward Piolo Pascual, plus environmental education stewards Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi with their kids, Mavy and Cassy.
Filipinos have a penchant for following their celebrity idols’ advocacies and WWF hopes that by engaging celebrity-advocates, more Pinoys will embrace all the good causes that the organization hopes to achieve for the country and the world.
To learn more about WWF’s work in the Philippines visit wwf.org.ph.