Awards and Honours

AFRICAN WOMAN LEADERSHIP AWARD – AFRICA LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2019

Lorraine has done it again! She won the “African Woman Leadership Award”. This is an international movement where people around the world are honoured for their work and short-listed for the final ceremony; the HRD Congress and World Women Leadership Congress with 1,870 professionals in attendance from 133 countries.

Thank you to Dr Aalok for all your hard work and organising these events. Thank you to Dr Bhatia for your wonderful presentation which left us thinking, laughing, crying and inspired to go out and make a difference.


GREEN BUSINESS AWARD – CAPE TOWN EXPERIENCES AWARDS 2019

We are delighted that our website, GREENSTUFF, won the "Green Business Award". Never, ever, did we dream our work would be so appreciated and honoured. Nearly 19 years of consistent, committed work by our intrepid little team to grow our websites and our continued reach into business and the private sector to share our passion for kindness and to encourage all to make responsible choices.

Thank you to Cape Town Experiences for nominating us and thank you to everyone in our network who voted for us!


ECO WARRIOR "GOLD" AWARD – ENVIROPAEDIA ECO-LOGIC AWARDS 2017

We're so chuffed with our intrepid leader! Lorraine has recently won the Eco-Warrior Award "For an individual, whose actions have defended, protected or prevented damage to the Earth's life forms, eco-systems, or natural resources".

David Parry-Davies, founder and CEO of Enviropaedia when handing over the trophy said: "Lorraine. Your Award is so well deserved and overdue you easily qualify for a Lifetime award too".


ECO WARRIOR AWARD – ENVIROPAEDIA ECO-LOGIC AWARDS 2015

Certificate of Merit.


EXSA – BEST GREEN STAND AWARD - INSPIRE TRADE EXPO 2015

Top award for greenest stand in SA for our Greenstuff Eco Guest Suite at Inspire Design and Décor 2014. 80 sq.m accommodation built and furnished with only eco-friendly items and incorporating efficient energy, water and waste management systems. Our Greenstuff Eco Guest Suite - displayed eco friendly furniture and other operating equipment, inside and outside.


WOMEN IN QUALITY – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AWARD 2015

Award from Women in Quality for promoting sustainability and greening practices.


ECO WARRIOR AWARD – ENVIROPAEDIA ECO-LOGIC AWARDS 2014

Certificate of Merit.


GREENSTUFF ECO GUEST SUITE: BRONZE AWARD – INSPIRE TRADE EXPO 2014

We were invited to build the "Greenstuff Eco Guest Suite" to prove how easy and cost effective it is to choose eco friendly furnishings, fittings and products in a typical home or hospitality bedroom suite. The objective was to display only eco friendly furniture and other operating equipment to help buyers make educated choices. Also to show that green design and decor can be stunning. Our "educational project" won a Bronze Award for Design and Content.


MEETINGS AFRICA  – TOP FORTY WOMEN IN MICE INDUSTRY 2014

Nominated amongst the 40 top women in the (MICE) Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Industry.


ECO WARRIOR AWARD – ENVIROPAEDIA ECO-LOGIC AWARDS 2013

Second place, received a Certificate of Commendation for workshops, website, articles & exhibitions.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARENESS AWARD – ESKOM ETA AWARDS 2013

Lorraine Jenks was awarded a Special Award in this category for her ongoing work in educating the tourism and hospitality industries on taking a greener approach to business by establishing two directories that help the industry and individuals source green products and by conducting training in the industry in collaboration with Eskom’s IDM programme.


ENERGY PATRON OF THE YEAR AWARD – SAEE (SOUTH AFRICAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY) AWARDS 2013

Runner up.


CHAIRMAN'S AWARD – IMVELO RESPONSIBLE TOURISM 2011

For outstanding work towards improving Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Hospitality and Green Procurement practices in South Africa and for twenty years' of research and subtle activism in the hospitality industry!


EXSA - ECO GREEN HOTEL: GREENEST LARGE INDOOR PAVILION AWARD – HOSTEX 2011

(Retrospective) for an 80sqm mock hotel with guest room, bathroom, industrial kitchen, restaurant, public areas and landscaping featuring only eco or greener products and services. Again, energy, water and waste solutions displayed and carbon auditing demonstrated and fully furnished, using products from subscribers to the Greenstuff.co.za website.


GREEN LIVING HOME: BEST STAND AT SHOW AWARD – DECOREX JOHANNESBURG 2010

We were amazed to win against 700 other exhibitors for 100sqm. Green Lifestyle Home sponsored by Plascon. The house was fitted with solar, wind and heat pump fixtures, grey water systems and natural pool, waste recycling and composting equipment. It was entirely furnished with only eco friendly furniture, appliances, lighting, floors, paint, carpeting, curtains, blinds, bathroom fittings, cleaning chemicals, toiletries, food and beverage. All installations were supplied by subscribers to the Greenstuff website.


GREEN LIVING HOME: EXCELLENCE AWARD – DECOREX CAPE TOWN 2010

This was our initial Green Home, sponsored by Pick n Pay. Same as the Johannesburg project.