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The Eco-Logic Awards announces SA’s Eco-champion finalists

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The 2018 Eco-Logic Awards judging panel gathered this month (06 April) in Cape Town to select the finalists in each environmental category, to be honoured at this year’s Eco-Logic Awards ceremony.

Hosted by The Enviropaedia, the awards will take place on World Environment Day (05 June) in Tshwane, and celebrates those individuals, organisations products and services  that positively contribute towards an environmentally sustainable world for us to live in.

“The Eco-Logic Awards promotes the best of South Africa’s Eco-Champions. This is becoming more and more relevant for consumers today, particularly when you look at just how much they care about the moral and environmental values and behaviour of the brands they choose to support.,” says David Parry-Davies, publisher of Enviropaedia and founder of the awards.

The judging panel, which consisted of 14 highly experienced and knowledgeable judges from senior positions in the private and public sectors, had a big task on their hands, examining all the high-quality entries. “It was tough deciding on the ultimate winners from all the entries, but I believe each single entry is worthy. Every effort made to save our planet is welcomed, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to some, because as a collective we have so much more power to make a positive difference, “said Smile 90.4FM presenter, Maurice Carpede, who was on the judging panel.

Since the competition launched in 2011, the Eco-Logic Awards has flourished and grown in scale, status and influence to become one of South Africa’s most prestigious environmental calendar events, with broad support from South Africa’s environmental authorities and thought leaders. “The Eco-Logic value system is a radically new approach to addressing today’s environmental challenges. It 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) that support and benefit People, Planet and a Green Economy,’ says Parry-Davies.

The following ‘Virtues of Eco-Logic’ were used to assess each entry:

  • Benefits and regenerates the Earth
  • Reflects long-term, sustainable thinking
  • Embraces a broadly inclusive and systemic thinking
  • Demonstrates an Ubuntu care and consideration for others
  • Is of excellent quality and ethical standard of production
  • Demonstrates innovation and inspiration
  • Reflects ‘Eco-Logical Wisdom’ by being both intellectually and emotionally intelligent

The 2018 Eco-Logic Awards finalists include:

Biodiversity Award (sponsored by Afrisam)

Climate Change Award (sponsored by the Department of Environmental Affairs)

Eco-Innovation Award (sponsored by City of Tshwane)

Energy Efficiency Award (sponsored by ESKOM)

Recycling and Waste Management Award

Transport Award

Water Conservation Award (sponsored by Sodastream)

Green Economy Award (sponsored by CSIR – National Cleaner Production Centre)

Municipalities Award (sponsored by SANTAM)

Eco-Youth Award (sponsored by Pick n Pay)

Eco-Community Award (sponsored by Sun International)

Eco-Angel Award (sponsored by Pam Golding Properties)

Eco-Warrior Award

 

The ‘Glamorously Green’ Eco-Logic Gala Awards will be hosted at the new eco-friendly Sun International Hotel on Times Square’s in Menlyn Maine, Tshwane. Winners will be announced at the event, which will host more than 400 VIP guests, including environmental movers and shakers, thought leaders, celebrities, sponsors and top business executives, government and municipal representatives.

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