Eco-Logic Awards to celebrate in ‘glamorous green’

The Eco-Logic Awards presented by The Enviropaedia will be held at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on World Environment Day, 5 June.

The awards identify individuals, organisations and communities that positively contribute towards a sustainable world and the winners, selected by a panel of judges that includes Getaway Editor Justin Fox, will be announced on Wednesday evening.

Those that walk away with awards on Wednesday evening will be recognised for their efforts in protecting and preserving our beautiful planet. In addition to the awards, this year, works of art specifically commissioned for The Eco-Logic Awards will be on sale to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Despite the unavoidable issue of escalating climate change, oceans of plastic and the fears of younger generations about the world they will inherit, there are bright green solutions we can support.

Director of The Enviropaedia and the Eco-Logic Awards, David Parry-Davies, reminds us that ‘If we look at how the year has started, there’s no doubt that our situation is dire. However, the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards can lift us out of a pessimistic and helpless attitude about our future by identifying the people, products and organisations that give us hope because they provide real solutions for Climate Change and other environmental challenges that we face. We will celebrate the achievements of today’s Eco-Champions who are giving us the resources and creating the opportunities to build a better world to live in for ourselves and our children.’

 

This year’s finalists across the 12 categories are:

Climate change:

  • Department of Agriculture: SmartAgri plan
  • Global Wheeling
  • Hotelstuff/Greenstuff
  • TOMA-Now: What to do with aliens?

Eco-Innovation:

  • Dekro Paints: AMORIGUARD A-GAIN
  • Interwaste: Waste Derived Fuel Services
  • Prime Plus Packaging Pty Ltd: Biodegradable Cassava Starch Bags
  • UCT Bio-Brick: Growing bio bricks from human urine

Recycling and Waste Management:

  • Baoberry: i-ZEWATA
  • Green Cape: The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP)
  • Reclite: Recycling of problematic waste glass previously categorised as ‘non-recyclable’
  • Sun City Waste Management Project

Eco-Build:

  • Dekro Paints: AMORIGUARD A-GAIN
  • Hotel Verde
  • Streetlight Schools
  • UCT Bio-Brick: Growing bio-bricks from human urine

Water:

  • Enviro Options (Pty) Ltd
  • The GreenCape Sector Development Agency: Water Resilience Initiative
  • Virgin Active South Africa: Journey to Net Zero Waste Water
  • WATTAPAC

Green Economy:

  • Cape Town Environmental Education Trust: CTEET Training and Development Programme
  • GreenCape Sector Development Agency
  • WESSA: eSteam
  • WESSA: Tourism Blue Flag project

Biodiversity:

  • City of Cape Town: Biodiversity Management in the City of Cape Town
  • Kloof Conservancy: The Aller River Pilot Project (ARPP)
  • Korsman Conservancy: Environmental Rehabilitation Project
  • Landmark Foundation: Shepherding back biodiversity

Municipality:

  • City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management: Women & Girls (Invisible) Force of Resilience
  • eThekwini Municipality: The Aller River Pilot Project (ARPP)
  • Knysna Municipality: Disaster Management
  • Knysna Municipality: Invasive Plant Management Skills Development Programme

Eco-Community:

  • Korsman Conservancy
  • Sustaining the Wild Coast: Xolobeni Community
  • Total South Africa & SANParks 60 Year Partnership
  • WESSA: Young Reporters for the Environment Programme

Eco-Youth:

  • Jade Bothma: Oceano Reddentes NPC
  • Joshua Potgieter and Imraan Samuels: Guerilla House
  • Kyle Cato
  • Rocco Antonia Da Silva: The future kids

Eco-Angel:

  • Craig Foster: Sea Change Project
  • Esther van der Westhuizen: The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World
  • Mashudu Makhokha: Lapalala Wilderness School
  • Rhian Berning: Eco Atlas

Eco-Warrior:

  • Daniel Nyarenda
  • Mandla Gqamlana
  • Margo Tamzone Adonis
  • Sinegugu Zukulu

 

The ‘Glamorously Green’ Eco-Logic Gala Awards evening will be held on 5 June 2019 at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. Look out for announcements on Getaway’s social media channels. For more information, visit ecologicawards.com.

 

Image: Unsplash

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