Nominate your climate change leader for the Mail & Guardian 100 Leaders in Climate Change Awards

Submitted by: Kathryn Kasavel, Monday, October 7, 2013

The Mail & Guardian (M&G) has launched an initiative called 100 Leaders in Climate Change that is aimed at celebrating the efforts of individuals in the fight against climate change. Companies, parastatals, NGOs, schools, institutions and individuals are invited to nominate those individuals who are working  to fight the climate change crisis on both a large and small scale. Entries for nominations close on 11 October 2013 and can be completed on the M&G website. The initiative follows on from the M&G’s Investing in the Future and Greening the Future Awards which is known for celebrating organisations and individuals that make a difference.

The M&G have identified eight sectors of society and eight categories for the Awards:

  • Public sector (national, provincial, local and state-owned enterprises)
  • Education and training
  • Civil society and NGOs
  • Business
  • Science and technology
  • Building and construction
  • Community
  • Tomorrow's Leaders (under 18s)

Examples of Climate Change Leaders, as identified by the M&G include, but are not limited to, individuals who:

  • drive renewable energy projects,
  • create ways of ensuring food security despite climate change,
  • design and construct green buildings,
  • protect water resources,
  • design and manufacture products that drive climate change,
  • find ways to preserve biological diversity in the face of climate change,
  • assist communities to use water responsibly, and
  • create frameworks for a low-carbon society.          

To get involved and nominate your leader in climate change for 2013, visit the M&G website .

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Kathryn Kasavel