Photograph by: George Holt - Parkstone Golf Club
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.
Environmental and sustainability support
The Golf Environment Organization’s GEOSA Network is trained 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 and professional 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
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.
With links to many Government and environmental organisations and a network of experts, Carolyn Hedley, Scottish Golf Environment Manager, can help you with legislation compliance and with access to specialist support, funding and training.
Through their Sustainable Golf Club Programme, Carolyn can assist with producing a Sustainability Policy, Course Management Policy and Action Plans.
Scottish Golf can also help get you started with the OnCourse platform, liaise with club committees and give technical support as you work towards GEO Certification.
Please visit www.scottishgolf.org/environment to find out more.
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