Ann McDonnell, MPL
DA KZN Spokesperson on Environmental Affairs and Tourism
The recent 2014 Eco-Logic Award ceremony, held at the Cradle of Mankind in Maropeng saw some amazing people and bodies being given credit for the tireless work they do. I would like to highlight some of the achievements for the broader community of your readers.
The Durban North Honorary Rangers won the Biodiversity Award for their work in the Beachwood Nature Reserve.
With water availability and pollution currently very much in the spotlight, congratulations must also go to DUCT who work in the Umgeni Valley. Their approach is to incorporate sustainability through community improvement, research and long term planning.
Nationally, one of the notable awards went to Pick ‘n Pay in the category Climate Change. Through both their employees and communities, this retail giant is changing mind sets and values.
In the Municipality category, the City of Cape Town Mayor’s Portfolio for Urban Sustainability won for their integrative approach which promotes economic growth through social upliftment and ecological enhancement to the benefit of the communities being serviced.
It is a joy to see the work done by these entities and by ordinary people for the benefit of our environment being acknowledged. They are an example to us all.