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Security's own Miss Earth hopeful helping homeless

 

Last updated 7/15/2020 at 1:44pm

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Alyssa Magalong, Miss Earth Colorado 2020, displays a sleeping mat crocheted from plastic shopping bags. Mats such as these will be distributed to the homeless.

Alyssa Magalong, a 2012 honor roll graduate of Mesa Ridge High School, has been named Miss Earth Colorado 2020. She will go on to compete in the Miss Earth USA 2020 Nationals in Las Vegas in August. Miss Earth is an international beauty pageant competition that promotes environmental awareness, with delegates taking part in community volunteer work and developing environmental projects.

Magalong's platform is "Rethink, Reuse, Repurpose: Recycled Projects." To that end, she created a project that repurposes plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for homeless people. The mats are insulated...



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