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The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

Greenest Float Award adjudicated during RAG 2012


Posted on 16 February 2012

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) was once again part of the panel of judges during UPís 2012 RAG that took place on Saturday, 11 February 2012.

The floats were judged according to the following criteria:

1. Ecological footprint of materials used: How well has the total lifecycle of the materials used been considered? This includes the impact of the material production and the minimisation of waste after the float has been discarded.

2. Strategies for conserving energy: Have steps been taken to reduce the energy embodied in the materials used, the transport to get the materials to site, and the energy used to move the float on the day?

3. Social impacts and strategies: To what extent has the social impact of the float been considered? Were there strategies in place for the float to have a positive social impact?

4. Communication: How effectively did the float communicate its commitment to sustainability?

5. Creativity/Original ideas regarding green design: Extra marks were awarded for original or creative application of sustainability principles, above or beyond what might have been expected.

Vividus Men and Asterhof won the Greenest Float Award and were awarded with a Makro Gift Voucher from Massmart Holdings. All of the teams that participated in the RAG march did an excellent job of making their floats "green" by donating decorations and recycling the materials used in construction.

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