There is an infectious feeling of optimism and comradery in the air when a group of like-minded individuals get together to celebrate the incredible work being done by local individuals, organisations, and communities to build a greener and more eco-logical world.
And that’s exactly what the 2023 Eco-Logic Awards, which took place on 9 November at the Two Oceans Aquarium, is all about.
High-profile guests, eco-conscious CEOs and celebrities, and eco-champions from around South Africa showed up to pay tribute to each bronze, silver, and gold winner across 13 impactful categories. An additional shout-out was given to those who wowed the audience and took home some great prizes for their ‘Glamorously Green’-themed outfits.
Whilst the awards were celebrated in a fun and light-hearted way with the well-loved comedian Nik Rabinowitz as the host on stage, alongside co-host Zandile Ndhlovu aka, The Black Mermaid, the awards ceremony provides a serious and important national platform to showcase and promote those individuals, organisations, products, and services that are doing good for ‘people and planet’.
“Each year it becomes increasingly important and effective for us as individuals to play our part and contribute to solving today’s environmental challenges, and we can do this by leveraging our consumer spending power and supporting those that are committed to building a sustainable society and environment,” says David Parry-Davies, editor of The Enviropaedia and founder of the Eco-Logic Awards.
The awards show will be televised on People’s Weather DStv channel 180 and Openview channel 115 on 2nd and 16th December at 8 am or 2 pm. Tune in to catch some of the magic from the evening.
Without further ado, here are the 2023 Eco-Logic winners in running order of gold, silver and bronze:
Nature Conservation Award
Tale of Two Leopards: Cape Leopard Trust & Endangered Wildlife Trust
The Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
Grootbos Green Futures Foundation
GreenCape’s SA Climate Change Champs project
Wetland-in-a-Box: Vertical Up Flow Modular Constructed Wetland Water Treatment System
EWT: A high-tech solution that saves threatened birds from power line collisions
Circular Economy & Waste Innovation
ACEN (African Circular Economy Network)
AECI Women in Waste Management Project
Sun International – Time Square
The Water Hub
Vergelegen Wine Estate
Eco-Fashion and Lifestyle
The Legacy Collection
Eco-Health and Wellness
SOiL Organic Aromatherapy
The Apothecary Skin & Personal care range
Ener-G-Africa – Clean Cooking Stove Implementation Programmes
Mosselbank River Conservation Team
Helen Turnbull – CEO Cape Leopard Trust
Jane Trembath – Korsman Conservancy
All Rise Attorneys
Ntsindiso Nongcavu – Coastal Links
Makoma Lekalakala – Earthlife Africa
Mark Anderson – CEO of BirdLife SA
David Parry-Davies concludes with thanks. “I would like to extend a massive thank you to our sponsors, without their generous support our annual award show wouldn’t be possible. A heartfelt thank you to the team that works tirelessly behind-the-scenes to bring such a spectacular evening together. And to each eco-champion who dedicates their time and energy to contribute to this beautiful planet, thank you! Until next year.”