Maria Snyder, a Top Model, Trailblazing Designer, Eco-Fashion Pioneer and Activist, Along with Eco Boys and Girls, a Children’s “TAKE ACTION” for the Environment Brand, Join the UN President of the General Assembly to Celebrate Literacy Day

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Maria Snyder and her Eco Boys and Girls™ will be featured alongside speakers Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Colin Cowie, Lifestyle Expert, Dayle Haddon, UNICEF Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the General Assembly, plus other illuminaries.

The General Assembly of the United Nations has invited Maria Snyder as a guest speaker to discuss her eco-friendly “edutainment” brand, Eco Boys and Girls. This event will be an opportunity to share innovative and sophisticated ideas in combating illiteracy as well as to strengthen the partnerships between organizations that directly address educational issues. The event will feature speakers from the Harlem Academy, Eco Boys and Girls, Infinite Family, Noah’s Arc Foundation, the National Education Association, and Education International.

September 10, 2012
12:00 – 2:30pm
North Lawn Building
UN Headquarters, New York
12-1pm Informal Luncheon Sponsored by Eco Boys and Girls
1-2:30pm Main Event - Conference room 7

About International Literacy Day 2012
Each year, the International Literacy Day reminds the international community of the status of literacy and focuses global attention on literacy needs and issues. It encourages Members states, academia and civil society to strengthen their commitment to promoting literacy and achieving real progress. With that in mind, this year’s observance focuses on the need for more effective efforts and creative steps taken at all levels, locally, nationally and internationally to tackle issues in literacy and quality education.

About Maria Snyder (
MARIA SNYDER is an internationally renowned top model, trailblazing designer, eco-fashion pioneer and activist, leading “A New Generation of Artists for Peace”. Maria is increasingly recognized as a Visual Communicator and Thought Leader, which is reflected in her recent brands focused on sustainability and interconnectedness: ECO BOYS AND GIRLS™, ECOBRANDS™, PEACEARTH™, A MESSAGE OF LOVE™ and IAM™. Maria was discovered by Yves Saint Laurent and quickly rose to fame launching an international modeling career and was a muse to some of the world’s great designers, photographers and artists around the world. As a result of Maria’s innovation in style and trendsetting ability, she quickly rose to international fame as a top fashion designer. Maria is considered an eco fashion pioneer as “one of the first designers to introduce an exclusive eco collection created from recycled materials” and as an activist bringing eco fashion into the fashion forefront."

About Eco Boys and Girls (
ECO BOYS AND GIRLS are five delightful characters whose mission is to engage youth and families everywhere to be aware of, involved with and connected to each other and the earth and to empower them to take ownership of our planet, learn about the environment and explore creative new ways to live in harmony. Eco Boys and Girls created a series of “TAKE ACTION” Public Service Announcements promoting environmental stewardship to engage children.

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