Press Release

Earth Day Network announces singer Mariyam Maeesha as its Ambassador in the Republic of Maldives

WASHINGTON, DC — Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, announces Mariyam Maeesha as Earth Day Network Ambassador in the Republic of the Maldives.

In addition to acting as global organizer for Earth Day events, Earth Day Network works year-round to promote environmental action, with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries. The organization leads campaigns in global reforestation, climate and environmental literacy and biodiversity protection.

Speaking about her role as Earth Day Network’s Ambassador, Ms. Mariyam Maeesha said, “I am impressed with Earth Day Network’s efforts to help reduce global warming in particular. This is something so crucial for our island nation, which faces the imminent threat of inundation by sea level rise. As a singer, I will use my voice to resonate Earth Day Network’s appeal for people to lower carbon footprints and keep our ocean waters plastic free. I will put my artistic talent to use to encourage my fans to work for a clean, green and less-polluted Earth.  I firmly believe that no one is too busy to not do their bit for the planet. I agree with Earth Day Network that Every Act Counts.”

Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, said, “Earth Day Network is proud to have Mariyam Maeesha as our Ambassador in the Maldives. While we have several ongoing initiatives, popular singer Ms. Maeesha will add value to our Artists for the Earth initiative. This initiative focuses on ways different art genres provide an enabling space to grow environmental movements that educate, motivate and inspire positive actions for Earth. Music is so effective in uniting people across borders, regardless of whether they speak the same language. I am confident that Ms. Maeesha will have many follow her footsteps to care for our planet in this moment of acute climate crisis when humanity needs to speak in one voice to protect our common home, Earth.”

Earth Day Network’s Regional Director of Asia Karuna Singh said, “Earth Day Network thanks Mariyam for agreeing to be our Ambassador. Earth Day Network strongly believes in the power of youth to take meaningful action to protect our planet. My interactions with Mariyam convince me that this young Ambassador will inspire many to be stewards for the environment — those that follow her closely on social media, as well as her many ardent fans who admire this very popular singer.”


About Mariyam Maeesha: Ms. Maeesha is an enormously popular singer, much admired for her down-to-earth attitude.  She has captivated the hearts of Maldivians who refer to her voice as exemplifying the waves on a beach. Ms Maeesha rose to fame when she was declared Runners-Up in the Maldivian Idol competition. Ms. Maeesha has her own band called “Musigarun” (which means “musicians” in Maldivian Radheef). She is their lead singer and is known by her stage name “Raalhu Mariyambu.” Ms. Maeesha is Goodwill Ambassador for The World Health Organisation (WHO) for Hepatitis Prevention in The Maldives. She has been an ambassador of the newest and qualitative domestic airline Manta Air and is an acting ambassador for “Dhiraagu,” the leading telecom company of the Maldives.

About Earth Day Network: The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network ‘s goal is to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement

For additional information:

In the U.S., contact Denice Zeck, [email protected]

In India, contact Karuna Singh, regional director, Asia, [email protected], +919831356476