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George Municipality wins Certificate of Merit in Eco-Logic Awards

Apr 21, 2017
George Municipality wins Certificate of Merit in Eco-Logic Awards

George Municipality once again walked off with an award at the Ego-Logic Awards and received a Certificate of Merit in the competition for Municipalities in the Greenest Municipality category.

George Municipality is widely recognised as one of the best performing B-Municipalities in South Africa today. The municipality strives not only to deliver excellent quality services to its residents, but to do so in the most sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner that they practically can. George has received numerous environmental awards in recent years. George Municipality we were the winners of the municipal category in 2013 (the first time the competition took place) and in 2014 we received a certificate of merit.

Cllr Marlene Viljoen-Barnardt, Portfolio Councillor for Environmental Services and Sport said, “As recipients of this award George Munciipality can be very proud of this achievement in a day and age where global warming and environmental issues are on the forefront of most agendas. It is heartening to know that there are officials that are still dedicated enough to ensure that awards of this nature are won. Well done to all staff members in the Directorate concerned."

Trevor Botha, Municipal Manager of George Municipality, said he is once again very proud of this achievement of the Community Services Department and especially the officials who work hard for the Municipality to keep excelling.

These awards, hosted by The Enviropaedia, in association with SABC 3 identify and give recognition to individuals, organisations and services that are making a real and measurable difference in creating a more sustainable world to live in.

The Eco-Logic Awards have been created to enable and assist the consumer to participate in looking after our planet, through the conscious use of their consumer spending power. Every product or service purchased by a consumer has an environmental impact!

Caption: In front are Walter Hendricks, Director: Community Services, Grace Notshokovu, Project Coordinator for Greenest Municipality Competition and Cllr Marlene Viljoen-Barnardt, Portfolio Councillor for Environmental Services. At the back are Giel Goosen, Senior Manager: Environmental Services and Eugene Matthews, Acting Superintendent:  Parks and Recreation.