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Sugizo and Nadine Lustre Join EARTHDAY.ORG as Earth Day Ambassadors in Japan and the Philippines

Yūne Sugihara and Nadine Lustre Join EARTHDAY.ORG as Earth Day Ambassadors in Japan and the Philippines

Washington D.C. (June 1, 2023)- EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day and lead recruiter to the environmental movement worldwide, is pleased to welcome Yūne Sugihara and Nadine Lustre as Earth Day Ambassadors in Japan and the Philippines respectively. 

Joining EARTHDAY.ORG as the Earth Day Ambassador for Japan, Yūne Sugihara, better known by his stage name ‘Sugizo’, is a composer, guitarist, and violinist, and is most prominently known for his work with the band Luna Sea. Sugizo’s work also includes music for films, TV commercials, and the popular Japanese animation called ‘anime.’ Parallel to his work in the music field, Sugizo supports numerous social issues and acts as an influential voice against whaling. As a strong environmental activist, Sugizo helps spread awareness about the need to protect and invest in our planet by reminding everyone if Earth continues to suffer from the impacts of climate change humans will not survive. 

Nadine Lustre, the well-renowned Filipino artist with an award-winning career in music, film, and television, has joined EARTHDAY.ORG  as our Earth Ambassador for the Philippines. Nadine is a champion for the environment and has made conscious shifts in her lifestyle to live more sustainably. Her passion for a cleaner, greener and less polluted Earth has led her to volunteer as an honorary park ranger for Masungi Georeserve and with the Siargao Environmental Awareness (SEA) Movement. Nandine also partners with ‘For the Future’, an organization focused on building environmental stewardship among youth, working towards ecological sustainability, reforesting denuded areas, and increasing the green canopy.

The two join our formidable group of Earth Day Ambassadors, including Alex Rendell(Thailand), Bibi Russell (Bangladesh), Bombay Jayashri Ramnath (India), Dasho Paljor J. Dorji (Benji) (Bhutan), Juhi Chawla (India), Kaushiki Chakraborty (India), Dr. L. Subramaniam (India), Lê Nguyễn Bảo Ngọc (Vietnam), Mariyam Maeesha (Maldives), Melissa Tan (Malaysia), Michelle Dilhara (Sri Lanka), Nadine Lustre (The Philippines), Ricky Kej (India), Plogman of India Ripu Daman Bevli, Sonam Wangchuk (India),and  Soumik Datta (UK).


EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day (1970), EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day actions each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Learn more at