Liesl spent the last seven years of her journalism career at the helm of earthworks, SA’s only publication dedicated to sustainability in the built environment. After witnessing and contributing to the shift towards responsible practices and procedures in the construction industry, she now applies tested project management skills, endless optimism and an extensive professional network as a sustainability practitioner dedicated to sustainability in the film industry.
Over the last twenty years Grace has grown as a sustainability practitioner; starting in local government and later moving over to the corporate world as a consultant. She has been running her own business Steadfast Greening since 2007, providing support, training, project management and business development around resource management and cleaner production. She has been a key driving force in promoting sustainability within the events industry, and the establishment of the Event Greening Forum.
Sumaya is a trusted Sustainability Project Manager with over 11 years’ experience within the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy field, driving policy and training within South African Cities. She developed and successfully implemented renewable energy and energy efficiency projects such as 1 MW of rooftop solar PV projects, over 80 energy efficiency buildings projects. She has enabled the development and successful launch of the Uganda Energy Efficiency Chapter and works on various integrated energy projects in East Africa aimed at solving the energy access agenda.
Morwesi is an impact entrepreneur with 9 years’ experience in the green economy focussing on renewable energy and sustainability. She has experience in developing solar energy projects, trades carbon off-setting through trading Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), conducts eco-audits and greening, and is a certified carbon footprint analyst and an accredited auditor for FairTrade Tourism and Travelife. She has developed and implemented commercial and rural solar energy projects, installed solar street lights in many dark communities and informal settlements, and innovated solar based solutions for child headed homes.