| For people and the planet |
Antoinette Taus is a Filipino-American award-winning actor, singer, host, humanitarian, and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Long a fixture in the entertainment industry in the Philippines, she has spent much of her life in the media spotlight and is recognized as one of the most influential role models of the youth of her generation.
Antoinette Taus a Filipino-American award-winning actor, singer, host, and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Combining her renown with her longstanding dedication to people and the planet, she founded CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation), a nonprofit organization that fosters sustainable development through impactful programs with volunteers, women, youth and local communities in order to help build a more just and resilient future for people and the planet.
Combining passion and purpose, Antoinette has taken a stand to use her vast network and extensive media platforms for the good of people and the planet, through meaningful collaborations with various media groups such as National Geographic, CNN Philippines, FOX and Discovery, her current projects are centered on humanitarian and environmental issues affecting our world today, and the pathways towards solving them together. Antoinette is a Changemaker for National Geographic Asia's "Planet Possible”; the host of "The Podcast of Plastic”; and headlines her own shows on CNN Philippines such as “Where To Next?” and "Emerging Energy."
Since 2016, Antoinette has dedicated her life to volunteering for missions and programs that continue to inspire the youth, and the rest of the world to take action for change. She also travels to various countries to speak at schools, conferences, and local communities, in order to bring awareness about the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), and the solutions to help create a better future for everyone, everywhere, together. She leads and develops programs centered on sustainability, climate action, women empowerment, inclusive resilience, and the circular economy, to help build a better world for all, without leaving anyone behind.
| Goodwill Ambassador |
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) officially designated Antoinette as Goodwill Ambassador on World Environmental Health Day in 2019. Her life is dedicated to passionately advocating for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), speaking at local communities, schools, and international events about urgent global challenges pertaining to poverty, plastic pollution, climate change, gender equality, mental health, and sustainability.
| Host |
Combining passion and purpose, Antoinette has taken a stand to use her powerful platform for the good of people and the planet. From hosting her own shows on CNN Philippines, to meaningful collaborations and partnerships with various media groups such as National Geographic Philippines, FOX, and Discovery, her current projects are centered on humanitarian and environmental issues affecting our world today, and the pathways towards solving them together.
| Founder |
Named after her late mother, Antoinette is passionate about her work as founder of CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation) — a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable programs to help solve global issues centered on hunger, poverty, inequality, and climate change. Centered on volunteerism, community, and inclusivity, CORA’s projects are focused on empowering our most vulnerable citizens, schools, women, and the youth.
| Founder |
Antoinette is the founder of The Sustainable Planet, a purpose driven business that promotes eco-friendly products, and collaborates with livelihood programs from local communities across the Philippines, in order to empower the incredible women that create and craft these sustainable locally-made treasures.
| Ambassador |
In 2018, Antoinette, together with the United Nations Environment Programme, UNDP Philippines, Global Environment Facility GEF, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and CORA, established #CleanSeasPilipinas. As part of the UN Environment global #CleanSeas campaign, the program aims to engage governments, the general public, civil society, and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution.