2014 Judges

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Lorriane Jenks

2011 Winner of the Imvelo Chairman’s Award for her promotion of ‘green practices’, Lorraine Jenks is a tireless thought leader and campaigner for energy solutions, water conservation, waste management, green management and operations and is recognised as a specialist in Sustainable Hospitality and Responsible Tourism. She started Hotelstuff.co.za in 2001 during her 15 years as Contracts and Purchasing Manager of a major hotel chain. Known as "The Little Green Queen", Lorraine’s Hotelstuff is complemented by the Greenstuff.co.za website which lists only greener and eco products (her previous Purchasing Manual, turned greener). After 20 years of activism, her work has now been acknowledged with four awards: Best Overall Stand for her “Green Lifestyle Home” at Decorex, Excellence Award at Decorex for a similar project, EXSA Greenest Large Indoor Pavilion Award for her “Eco Green Hotel” at Hostex and the 2011 Imvelo Fedhasa Chairman’s Award. All these were built and furnished throughout with only eco products. Lorraine is a popular motivational speaker on all things green and runs workshops for Eskom around the country.