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The PGA Golf Club Joins the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program

PGA VillageThe PGA Golf Club, located in St. Lucie, Florida has become a member of the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program.

Owned and operated by The PGA of America the PGA Village features the PGA Golf Club, with 54 holes of Championship golf by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye; PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance golf instruction, practice, technology and fitness park; and the PGA Historical Center golf museum, and is home to the Ryder Cup Trophy.

The Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program was created and continues to be modified through a collaborative process from experts in golf facility management, wildlife management, conservation and sustainability. Among others, this includes advisors presently or formerly employed by the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Professional Golf Association (PGA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and various Universities, Colleges and businesses nationwide. In addition, participation by pilot members like The PGA Golf Club provides real-world insight used to further refine the program, making it the most comprehensive program to measure sustainability on golf courses.
Through participation in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program, Audubon Lifestyles staff will assist the PGA Golf Club’s managers and staff to complete the program requirements and gain recognition as a local, regional, national and international model of sustainability.

R. Eric Dodson, CEO and Executive Director for Audubon Lifestyles said, “We are excited to welcome the PGA Golf Club into the Sustainable Golf Facility Program. By participating, the PGA Golf Club has set itself on a path to lead by example, and their commitment and efforts toward sustainable golf course management should be commended.”

“We are truly excited to join the Audubon Lifestyles program, and look forward to taking the next steps to gain recognition by becoming an Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility.” stated Bob Baldassari, General Manger of the PGA Golf Club.

Once a facility meets all of the requirements of the Sustainable Golf Facility Program which includes adopting a Sustainability Charter, and completion of the Sustainability Audit, Audubon Lifestyles will designate The PGA Golf Club as an Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility, and will develop an Improvement & Implementation Report specific to the facility. In addition, based upon an evaluation process and the Sustainability Audit the facility may be awarded between one and five stars, and earn the right to use the International Sustainability Council’s Seal of Sustainability.


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References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:

Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.org

The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org 

Sustainability Campaign
sustainabilitycampaign.blogspot.com

EnergyStar
www.energystar.gov/

The Business Alliance for Living Economies
www.livingeconomies.org

American Society of Golf Course Architects
www.asgca.org

The United States Golf Association (USGA)
www.usga.org

Sustainable Golf & Development 
www.sustainablegolfdevelopment.com

The PGA Golf Club
www.pgavillage.com

Urbana University
www.urbana.edu

   

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Kick the Plastic Water Bottle Habit

Water BottleSave resources by drinking from a glass whenever you can, or use a refillable, stainless steel bottle when you are on the go.

Ever wonder where most of those plastic water bottles go that we knock back from every day? Into landfills, where they live on and on and on and on. Exempt from many state deposit laws, and most often used away from home, where recycling bins are scarce, the majority of water bottles do not make it into the recycling stream.

Not only do they accumulate and stress landfills, they are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a petroleum product, and their manufacturing process uses oil, a nonrenewable energy source, and increases CO2 emissions.

So kick the plastic water bottle habit. That way you can avoid the controversy over chemicals leaching from both hard and soft plastics into your water, even at room temperatures.


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References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:

Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.com

The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org

MSNBC
www.msnbc.com

Green Cities
www.greencities.com

The Daily Green
www.thedailygreen.com

LandDesign
www.landdesign.com

Sustainability Campaign
sustainabilitycampaign.blogspot.com

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

Green Hotels List
www.independenttraveler.com

 

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