Do you help to protect and preserve the Earth? Does your company provide products or services that are helpful to the Earth?
If so – then the folks from the Eco-Logic Awards want to recognise and support you!
They are looking for those individuals and organisations that contribute towards the well-being of the Earth. They want to identify those that in a real and measurable way, contribute to the protection, sustainability and restoration of the Earth’s biodiversity and natural resources.
The 2014 Eco-Logic Awards will be hosted by The Enviropaedia in association with SABC3 at a ‘Gloriously Green Celebration’ where Finalists and Winners will be recognised, rewarded and given great media exposure for their Earth-supportive efforts, products and services.
Until the closing date of end June, entrants can submit their products, services, innovations and achievements via email to email@example.com.
The finalists will be announced on 4 July 2014 following selection by a team of highly respected, environmentally-aware judges. All entries are assessed using 7 criteria that are the ‘roots’ of Eco-Logic and three finalists are selected in each category.
The 2014 Eco-Logic Award categories are:
- The Water Conservation Award – for a product or service that results in Water saving.
- The Energy Saving Award – for a product or service that results in Energy saving.
- The Transport Award – for a product or service that reduces environmental impact in Transport.
- The Recycling Award – for a policy, programme or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use and recycling.
- The Biodiversity Award – awarded to an organisation for a successful biodiversity protection, rehabilitation or damage mitigation programme.
- The Climate Change Award – awarded to an organisation that has achieved a substantial reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions.
- The Municipalities Award – awarded to a municipality that has achieved developing solutions using its risk assessment and management expertise, forming strategic partnerships to improve sustainability, as well as service delivery in municipal functions
- The Youth Award – for an individual of 26 years or under who can show that their actions have protected, preserved or improved the Earths eco-systems and natural resources.
- The Eco-Angel Award – for an individual, whose actions have conserved, nurtured or restored the Earths life forms, eco-systems or natural resources.
- The Eco-Warrior Award – for an individual, whose actions have defended, protected or prevented damage to the Earths life forms, eco-systems or natural resources.
- The Eco-Innovation Award – for a new product or service that is financially viable and sustainable, that serves the needs of humans whilst being equally beneficial to the Earth and its eco-systems.
- Eco-Community Award – for a community that have acted collectively to protect, preserve or restore the Earths life forms, eco-systems or natural resources
- The Lifetime achievement Award – for an individual that has served the interests of Social and Environmental Sustainability – for a period of 15 years or more.
Says David Parry-Davies (above), editor of The Enviropaedia and co-host of the Eco-Logic Awards: “Each year the quality of the entrants makes another leap in quality and diversity. It is motivating to see the increase in Eco-Logical thinking that is permeating South African businesses and consumer choices.”
Concludes Dr John Hanks, who was awarded the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: “One of my current preoccupations is the identification, nurturing, mentoring and encouraging the conservation champions and leaders of the future. The Eco-Logic Awards are the type of awards that call attention to some of the great work underway to promote the message that environmental conservation is not a luxury, but instead a vitally important prerequisite for building a sustainable future for South Africa. ”
The Eco-Logic Awards will be held at Maropeng (Cradle of Humankind South Africa) World Heritage site, Gauteng on the 17 September 2014.
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