Crecilda van der Merwe

Crecilda and her team at Absa Cape Epic


Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Years experience in sustainable event practice: 10
Email: crecildavdm (at)

linkedin_circle_color-512  Crecilda van der Merwe

Details of experience:
I started my career as an Environmental Consultant in 2008. Since then I have been assisting small to large events with planning, managing and mitigating their environmental impact. Many of the events we work with pass through National Parks and conservation areas which require detailed planning to ensure their sustainability for future events.
Sustainability for me is a long standing relationship and journey with a team that has the same goal in being better, most importantly being better not just for themselves but for others too. It feels great helping a client achieve their plan of being able to recycle or benefit the local community or contribute towards conservation.
Ensuring event sustainability is a way of life, not a tickbox that you file and say "its done".

ND: Nature Conservation
IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing (South Africa)
Certificate: USB Executive Development LTD Project management course
Certificate: Assessor and Facilitator Training

List of events and projects worked on:
Environmental management compliance monitoring on the following events:
Absa Cape Epic 2010-2016
Cape Town Cycle Tour 2012-2016
Cape Town Marathon 2013-2016
Cape Town International Kite Festival 2013-2016
Moonstruck 2014-2016
Renewable Energy Festival 2013-2015
RedBull Lion Heart, Flugtag and King of the Air, Big Wave, Wings for Life events
Two Oceans Marathon 2012-2016
Transcape MTB
Tri-Rock Robben Island Triathlon 2012-2015
Ultra Trail Cape Town
UCI World Championships and Marathon (Pietermaritzburg 2015)
Wines2Whales Mountainbike 2010-2016