Giel Goosen, Snr Manager of Environmental Services and Sport Development attended the awards ceremony last week at the Cradle of Humankind and said that the win was unexpected. George was nominated amongst many other cities including Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Ekirhuleni and eThekwini.
Environpaedia in association with SABC 3 presents the Eco-Logic awards. These awards are created with the main goal of promoting sustainability on all platforms. There are a variety of categories in which schools, municipalities, businesses and NGO’s can compete.
Trevor Botha, municipal manager, said that the George Municipality always strives toward exceptional service delivery in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner wherever practically possible.
Some of the aspects that impressed the judging panel the most was its tree planting strategy, education and awareness campaigns, water management, energy efficiency and conservation efforts, to name a few.