Greening The Future: Call For Entries

Every year, the Mail & Guardian scours the country to find noteworthy and newsworthy environmental projects to profile in its annual Greening the Future Awards. The efforts of communities, companies, organisations and individuals to create a cleaner planet, without compromising progress, are showcased at a prestigious awards ceremony and in special reports published by the M&G.

This year with the continuing drought putting water on the top of many people's agenda, the judges will be focusing on the issue of water in South Africa. The awards already recognise Water Efficiency & Management, but this year the categories of Green Technology Innovations and Community Conservation will also be awarded (if possible) to projects that focus on preserving our water resources.

Every year, Greening the Future receives hundreds of entries from projects around the country in the 10 categories below that are judged by an independent, respected panel of judges. For the past 12 years, we have featured forward-thinking green projects that help combat climate change, encourage renewable energy and foster the strategic management of natural resources.

We invite you to join us in the 2016 celebrations. Videos of winning projects and finalists wil be flighted on the award-winning M&G Online platform, in addition to the being featured across the M&G's multimedia publications, and at an annual gala awards evening that is the highlight of Green SA's calendar.

Entries open on 26 February 2016 and close 13 June 2016.