The Eco-Logic Awards 2017, hosted by The Enviropaedia, took place at the CSIR in Tshwane on Wednesday, 14 June, honouring individuals and organisations who are contributing to a sustainable future.
In his opening address, Enviropaedia editor and host of the event David Parry-Davies said, “For those who will be accepting these awards tonight, you are our very own eco-heroes who look at the environmental challenges in our world as opportunities to pioneer solutions and achieve sustainable growth. Your contributions are of paramount importance in developing the green economy and green jobs in our country and we honour you with this token of our appreciation.”
Gold award winners:
The Biodiversity Award (sponsored by Sun International): Local Action for Biodiversity: Wetlands South Africa
The Climate Change Award (sponsored by the Department of Environmental Affairs): Simply Sustainable
The Eco-Innovation Award (supported by the City of Tshwane): Solar Veranda
The Energy Efficiency Award (sponsored by Eskom): Hot Spot by AET Africa
The Recycling and Waste Management Award: Reliance Compost
The Transport Award (sponsored by SANRAL): Bicycles and Beyond
The Water Conservation Award (sponsored by Coca-Cola Beverages SA): Water Explorer by WESSA
The Green Economy Award (sponsored by NCPC-SA): GreenCape Sector Development Agency by GreenCape
The Municipalities Award (sponsored by Santam): Atteridgeville Recycling Park by City of Tshwane
The Eco-Community Award (sponsored by CHEP): Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute
The Eco-Youth Award: Charne Blignaut of CB Scientific
The Eco-Angel Award (sponsored by Pam Golding Properties): Nonhlanhla Joye of Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute
The Eco-Warrior Award (sponsored by SodaStream): Lorraine Jenks of Hotelstuff / Greenstuff
“I feel so honoured that my hard work has been acknowledged and celebrated; I hope to inspire other young people to take action in protecting our ecosystems. Together, we can make a difference and positively influence our future,” says Charne Blignaut of CB Scientific and winner of the Eco-Youth Award.
“The calibre of winners is truly impressive, from the interactive water saving mission of Water Explorer who won the gold award in the Water Conservation category, to the incredible innovation of Solar Veranda, winner of the Eco-Innovation Award; they have all inspired us,” concludes Parry-Davies.
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