The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice.
Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy gives her keynote address at the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
Creecy emphasised the importance of environmental literacy in aiding long-term sustainable thinking, and spoke of the departments intention to further develop their public environmental awareness programme. “Sustainable development is only possible if it is underpinned and informed by an environmentally literate society, one where everybody has an understanding and the skills and motivation to take responsible decisions that consider his or her relationship to natural systems, communities and future generations.”
Hosted by Enviropaedia, the Eco-Logic awards recognises those individuals, organisations, products and services that are making a difference and actively contributing to the conservation of the planet. With 44 finalists across 12 categories, this year’s entries set the benchmark for ecological thinking, with innovative water-saving solutions, fossil fuel initiatives, eco-friendly schools, conservation training, recycling and waste management, passionate youth programmes and more.
“These awards aim to put the spotlight on our eco-champions, so that they can get the recognition they deserve. Our wish for all the participants, is for them to secure the ongoing support they need to continue their good work,” says David Parry-Davies, publisher of Enviropaedia and founder of the awards.
2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners:
Gold: Department of Agriculture: SmartAgri plan
Silver: TOMA-Now: What to do with aliens?
Bronze: Global Wheeling
Gold: Dekro Paints: AMORIGUARD A-GAIN
Silver: UCT Bio-Brick: Growing bio bricks from human urine
Bronze: Interwaste: Waste Derived Fuel Services
Recycling and Waste Management:
Gold: Green Cape: The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP)
Silver: Reclite: Recycling of problematic waste glass previously categorised as ‘non-recyclable’
Bronze: Baoberry: i-ZEWATA
Gold: Streetlight Schools
Silver: Hotel Verde
Bronze: Dekro Paints: AMORIGUARD A-GAIN
Gold: Enviro Options (Pty) Ltd
Silver: Virgin Active South Africa: Journey to Net Zero Waste Water
Bronze: The GreenCape Sector Development Agency: Water Resilience Initiative
Gold: GreenCape Sector Development Agency
Silver: Cape Town Environmental Education Trust: CTEET Training and Development Programme
Bronze: WESSA: Tourism Blue Flag project
Gold: City of Cape Town: Biodiversity Management in the City of Cape Town
Silver: Kloof Conservancy: The Aller River Pilot Project (ARPP)
Bronze: Landmark Foundation: Shepherding back biodiversity
Gold: eThekwini Municipality: The Aller River Pilot Project (ARPP)
Silver: Knysna Municipality: Disaster Management
Bronze: Knysna Municipality: Invasive Plant Management Skills Development Programme
Gold: Sustaining the Wild Coast: Xolobeni Community
Silver: Korsman Conservancy
Bronze: WESSA: Young Reporters for the Environment Programme
Gold: Joshua Potgieter and Imraan Samuels: Guerilla House
Silver: Jade Bothma: Oceano Reddentes NPC
Bronze: Rocco Antonia Da Silva: The future kids
Gold: Rhian Berning: Eco Atlas
Silver: Craig Foster: Sea Change Project
Bronze: Mashudu Makhokha: Lapalala Wilderness School
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