SA’s GREENEST CELEBRATED AT ECO-LOGIC AWARDS
Changing the earth one innovation at a time
Tuesday 12th of June 2018
Big names from both the public and private sectors, generously aiming to contribute towards greener outcomes in their spheres of influence, gathered recently to celebrate and support some of South Africa’s brightest ‘green’ innovators.
The 2018 Eco-Logic Awards took place on World Environment Day (05 June) at The Maslow, Times Square in Menlyn, Pretoria. The award finalists, together with company CEO’s, celebrities and thought-leaders celebrated by stepping out in their most ‘glamourously green’ outfits to observe the good work South Africans are doing to preserve our planet.
Hosted by The Enviropaedia, the Eco-Logic awards recognised those individuals, organisations, products and services that positively contribute towards an environmentally sustainable world for us to live in.
65 finalists across 13 categories, who were selected by the Eco-Logic judging panel in April this year, competed for the prestigious Eco-Logic award. Some of the innovative entries included much-needed water saving solutions, the use of upcycled waste for fashion products, solar energy projects and conservation programmes to combat wildlife crime. Based on a radically new approach to addressing today’s environmental issues, the Eco-Logic Value system identifies the destructive thinking patterns and values that have led to today’s environmental critical conditions and promotes an alternative set of constructive values and thinking patterns (The seven virtues of Eco-Logic).
“The Eco-Logic Awards promotes the best of South Africa’s Eco-Champions, and we salute all entries, even those who were not selected as finalists or winners, because every entry counts in the fight for sustainability. We all have to play our part, big or small, so we can make a difference,” says David Parry-Davies, publisher of Enviropaedia and founder of the awards.
Eco-Community award and venue sponsor, Sun International has been associated with the Eco-Logic Awards since 2017 and believes the partnership aligns well with the Group’s commitment to sustainability. “Sun International has identified water, waste and energy reduction targets for each unit over the next 3-5 years. In line with the theme of world environmental day, “BEAT Plastic Pollution” Sun International is committed to reducing its environmental footprint by ensuring that all units achieve a zero-waste-to-landfill target by end of 2020,” says Jannette Horn, Sun International: Group Sustainability Manager.
Since the Eco-Logic Awards launched in 2011, it has flourished and grown in scale, status and influence to become one of South Africa’s most prestigious environmental calendar events. This year’s awards enjoyed support from influential authorities and thought leaders including Mr Albi Modise from the Department of Environmental Affairs, WESSA and the Endangered Wildlife Fund.
The evening was one of positivity and hope, as Master of Ceremonies and member of the Eco-Logic judging panel, Maurice Carpede, kept guests in good ‘green’ spirits. The night wasn’t complete without honouring the best – dressed ‘glamorously green’ outfits, which included imaginative and creative eco- clothes made from fully recycled waste materials.
In the below video, Anthony Stroebel, Head of Real Estate Services, Pam Golding Properties, congratulates nominees for the Angel Award, proudly sponsored by the Pam Golding Property Group.
Proud to be associated with The Enviropaedia and the Eco-Logic Awards, the Pam Golding Property Group believes that by starting within the organisation itself, and slowly extending throughout its sphere of influence, it can make a contribution towards changing behaviours in a way that promotes green outcomes.
The 2018 Eco-Logic Winners:
Biodiversity Award (sponsored by Afrisam)
- eThekwini Municipality – Buffelsdraai (Gold)
- CTEET – Nature Care Fund (Silver)
- LifeScanner Lab-In-Box (Bronze)
Climate Change Award (sponsored by the Department of Environmental Affairs)
- ENERGY Systems Joburg (PTY) Ltd (Gold)
- Pick n Pay (Silver)
- Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (Bronze)
Eco-Innovation Award (sponsored by City of Tshwane)
- Reclite SA (Pty) Ltd (Gold)
- Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (Silver)
- Rare Earth Recycling Technologies (Bronze)
Energy Efficiency Award (sponsored by ESKOM)
- Elgin fruit Juices Pty Ltd (Gold)
- Energy Partners (Silver)
- ENERGY Systems Joburg (PTY) Ltd (Bronze)
Recycling and Waste Management Award (sponsored by Mico.co.za)
- Wild Coast Sun (Gold)
- ZuluGAL Retro (Silver)
- RamBrick (Bronze)
Transport Award (in association with Gautrain)
- UGOMYWAY (Gold)
- Barlow World – Smart Trucks (Silver)
- Tiro Sechaba Construction (Pty) Ltd (Bronze)
Water Conservation Award (sponsored by Sodastream)
- Liberty – Braamfontein (Gold)
- Avis Rental Car (Silver)
- Water Rhapsody (Bronze)
Green Economy Award (sponsored by CSIR – National Cleaner Production Centre)
- WESSA (Gold)
- Growth-point Properties (Silver)
- Eco-Brick Exchange (Bronze)
Municipalities Award (sponsored by SANTAM)
- City of Tshwane (Gold)
- Saldanha Bay (Silver)
- City of Cape Town (Bronze)
Eco-Youth Award (sponsored by Pick n Pay)
- Hunter Mitchell (Gold)
- Sibusiso Mnisi (Silver)
- Hanaan and Khaleel Akoojee (Bronze)
Eco-Community Award (sponsored by Sun International)
- CTEET – Conservation Leadership Programme (Gold)
- Princess Vlei Forum (Silver)
- Urban Grown (Bronze)
Eco-Angel Award (sponsored by Pam Golding Properties)
- Shannon Hoffman (Gold)
- Linda Tucker (Silver)
- Ester van der Westhuizen (Bronze)
Eco-Warrior Award (sponsored by R.O.S.E)
- Patricia Schroder (Gold)
- Chris Whyte (Silver)
- Twin Mosai (Bronze)
Posted by Niki Jackson