GTT did very well at the Eco-Logic Awards 2016 ceremony held at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on 21 April 2016.
ARepresented by Nicola Vernon and Marshall Rinquest GTT won 3 seperate but connected awards at the Eco-Logic awards. The awards presented to GTT are the:
- Eco Community award – presented to the GTT community
- Eco Angel award, given to Nicola Vernon, GTT Chair and Founder and the
- Eco Youth award given to Marshall Rinquest, GTT Director.
Nicola Vernon said; “This award is for the thousand or more children and adults in our community who are embracing change and starting to tread on this earth with a lighter footprint. So to the 350 children in our Eco-Crew programme, the 1200 children who are studying our humane education programme, the vegetable and livestock farmers who are transitioning to more sustainable and compassionate ways of farming, the dozens of people who support our two weekly organic food markets, the estimated 600 people in Greyton who have purchased our longlife bags and thereby helped reduce our monthly plastic bag usage from 50,000 to 10,500, the many who have reduced their meat consumption or given it up all together, the 250 families who tidy up their neighbourhood and bring their waste to our swop shops, the sponsors, supporters and volunteers…” we say thank you for all of your support, belief and commitment.
In case you are wondering why Nicola looks like Snow White and Marshall like Geronimo, they were encouraged to dress as their alter egos to get into the spirit of recycling and supporting the environment!