Crecilda van der Merwe

Crecilda van der Merwe

South Africa 

Sustainability Event Consultant

Crecilda started her career as an Environmental Consultant in 2008. Since then, she has been assisting small to large events with planning, managing and mitigating their environmental impact. Many of the events she works with pass through National Parks and conservation areas, which requires detailed planning to ensure their sustainability for future events.

Sustainability for her 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. She feels great helping a client achieve their plan of being able to recycle or benefit the local community or contribute towards conservation.

For Crecilda, 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:

  • 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