City of Cape Town announced winners of the 2014 Eco-Logic Awards
After a nail biting month of anticipation The City of Cape Town have been dubbed the winner of the 2014 Eco-Logic Awards Municipality Category, sponsored by Santam. Celebrities, senior government officials, representatives from municipalities and the private sector, environmental NGOs and NPOs, as well as finalists and Certificate of Merit recipients attended the Glamorously Green Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg on 17 September.
Hosted by The Enviropaedia, in association with SABC3 the glittering Award Ceremony focuses on Eco-Logic - a mind-set and value system that goes beyond products and manufacturing to include how we run our businesses; how we live in society and our communities and the application of natural law to our politics and economy.
The Judges noted that the City of Cape Town Mayor's Portfolio for Urban Sustainability approach is an integrative holistic approach based on promoting economic growth through social upliftment, and ecological enhancement to the benefit of the communities being serviced. The strength of the approach lies in the collective thinking and engagement with a broad perspective of stakeholders in the planning and implementation of key projects, which reached beyond focusing on the "greening aspect" only but tied this to skills capacitation, creation of jobs and considering broader social opportunities. The judges believe this approach has the potential of being a best practice for municipalities.
Ray-ann Sedres, Santam head: Integrated Sustainability says, "The City of Cape Town was very strategic and holistic in its approach to managing risks from an environmental perspective. They were able to clearly outline their approach in addressing disaster management from both a strategic and operational perspective. They were also able to demonstrate the collaborative implementation of their risk strategy, making them the clear winner."
Says David Parry-Davis, Publishing Editor of The Enviropaedia and co-host of the Eco-Logic Awards, "The principles of Eco-Logic and the Eco-Logic awards event are designed to introduce a new approach to addressing our current environmental challenges . The old ways have not been working well enough - so it is time to address these challenges differently. We have created the world as it is today and we can therefore create a better world tomorrow. But it is up to each one of us to play our part. I am deeply grateful to each of these winners, for being the leaders and showing us the way forward to creating this better more eco-logical world."
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