At the Future For Nature event in 2018, Holland’s internationally well known topmodel Doutzen Kroes, spoke of her youth in the North of the Netherlands, growing up on a secluded farm and learning to be environmentally conscious. She later visited Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Chair of the Advisory Board of Save the Elephants in Kenya. Being surrounded by elephants changed her life. She became a supermodel on a mission and started, together with Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign and the Elephant Crisis Fund. Already, she rallied legions of people behind her, and raised over 3 million dollars for the Elephant Crisis Fund! Doutzen Kroes strongly believes that we can make a difference, and that we can be the generation that makes a change. According to her it’s pay-back time!
“Today I have the chance to listen to these amazing young champions that have achieved so much already, and I am so grateful to be a part of that, to be here today. And we should all think of how we could be the wind beneath their wings. I see all of you here and it gives me hope. Hope for a green future where we can live in harmony with the natural world, the life support system that we all depend upon, with all its fascinating diversity of life.”