Entries are now open for The Eco-Logic Awards 2015, which recognise South Africa’s environmental champions and reward outstanding achievements. Organised annually since 2011 by The Enviropaedia, the Awards invite entries from large and small businesses, municipalities, groups and individuals who are leading the way in environmental excellence and innovation.
David Parry-Davies, the force behind The Enviropaedia and Eco-Logic Awards, explains that the awards are unusual because the judging criteria are about quality not quantity. This levels the playing field between small initiatives and large corporates.
“We use the seven-rooted value system that we call Eco-Logic as the basis for judging the Awards. We believe this is a critically important ingredient in changing our current environmental trajectory and producing the kind of world we would all like to live in.”
This year, a new category will be included: Business – Green Economy. This category seeks to identify a business that build and supports the Green Economy in South Africa.
The other 2015 Award categories are: Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Eco-Innovation, Transport Award, Recycling, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Municipalities, Youth, Eco-Community, Eco-Angel, Eco-Warrior and Lifetime Achievement awards.
Sarah Farrell, Marketing Manager for Cape Town’s Hotel Verde, which has won awards for energy and water-saving, says that winning an Eco-Logic Award has improved staff morale, increased the hotel’s environmental credibility and contributed to increased occupancy.
“Guests are often wary of ‘greenwashing’. But with verification from a credible third party institution such as The Enviropaedia, they believe that you are as green as you are saying you are and trying to be.”
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