The 8th annual Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced


The 8th annual Eco-Logic Awards event, presented by The Enviropaedia, South Africa’s online environmental encyclopaedia, green directory and repository of sustainability thought leadership will be held on 5 June 2019, which is World Environment Day.

eco-logic awards Egg trophies

The awards recognise South African communities or government institutions; business projects, services or products; organisations or individuals who are contributing to our urgent quest for a more sustainable world.

It’s all too easy to get swamped in the bad news of escalating Climate Change, oceans of plastic and the fears of our young generations about the world they will inherit.  According to National Geographic, scientists have warned that this may be the hottest year ever, which will usher in more frequent and more intense weather extremes.

The Eco-Logic Awards serve as a light sabre cutting through the dark gloom and doom of the current state of our planet to highlight that there are bright green solutions that we as consumers and citizens 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 include:

global wheeling climate change project finalist for the eco-logic awards

Global Wheeling

Climate change:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCT Bio-Brick: Growing bio-bricks from human urine

UCT Bio-Brick: Growing bio-bricks from human urine

Eco-Innovation:

 

 

 

 

Recycling and Waste Management:

Hotel Verde finalist in the eco-logic awards

Hotel Verde

Eco-Build:

 

 

 

 

Water:

WESSA Tourism Blue Flag project finalist in the eco-logic awards for environmental education with local schools

WESSA Tourism Blue Flag project

Green Economy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Jade Bothma Eco-Youth award finalist in the Eco-logic awards

Jade Bothma

Eco-Youth:

Eco-Angel:

Eco-Warrior:

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

 

 

The awards will encourage greater awareness of action taken against the impacts of urgent issues, and in doing so, generate exposure for these eco-efforts. Parry-Davies points out that previous winners of the Eco-Logic Awards have reported on benefits such as increased public awareness and credibility.  “We’ve had winners experiencing boosted sales of eco-friendly products and services,” he says.  “But this is not all.  It’s an opportunity for community and non-profit projects to attract more sponsorship from government and corporates.  It’s an opportunity to foster more community support, employee engagement and target audience buy-in.”

The ‘Glamorously Green’ Eco-Logic Gala Awards evening will be held on 5 June 2019 at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.

For more information visit:  www.ecologicawards.com


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