While it is common for BIGGA members to build ecological and environmental expertise throughout the course of their careers, there are occasions when the support of an environmental/sustainability expert is desirable. This is particularly the case for example if you are reinstating a habitat or ecosystem, applying new technologies for reclaimed or efficient use of water resources, considering micro-renewables, or trying to find ways to reduce waste through the management of your supply chain.
Specialist expertise can be drawn from multiple sources, bringing significant business benefits and providing objective, third party support for committee-based decision making.
The Golf Environment Organization’s GEOSA Network istrained and accredited to undertake evaluation visits for golf clubs seeking the GEO Certified™ ecolabel. This international network of sustainable golf expertise is also available to provide technical support on a range of sustainability issues. GEO Sustainability Associates have practical experience and academic andprofessional qualifications across a wide range of disciplines, including:
- Environmental Science and Engineering
- Management and Land-use Planning
- Landscape Architecture
- Recycling & Waste Management
- Energy, Resource Use & Carbon Management
- Ecological Design & Hydrology
- Sustainable Supply Chains & Ethical Purchasing
Browse the GEOSA Directory at www.golfenvironment.org
STRI Environmental Planning & Management
The STRI’s environmental and ecological team is a leading authority in providing advice to golf clubs on all environmental issues. With decades of experience, they offer assessments and advice for the development of new courses and support and guidance for established golf clubs.
The STRI works closely with golf club owners, managers, committee members and greenkeeping staff to support golf clubs effectively by managing all your environmental requirements and issues.
Please visit www.stri.co.uk to find out more.
Scottish Golf Environment Group
The Scottish Golf Environment Group can help with free best practice and legislation advice on managing and creating habitats and landscape features such as coastal links, grasslands, woodlands, heathlands, wetlands and ponds.
Free advice on nature surveys and protecting and providing habitats for flora and fauna species, environmental training and integrated management planning.
Free advice on water resource management, sustainable drainage, waste reduction and energy efficiency.
We can help clubs obtain specialist audits (some free of charge) and we promote green technologies such as recycled products and renewable energy sources.
Please visit www.sgeg.org.uk to find out more.