An new environmental resource for the golf sector has just been launched by the Committed to Green Foundation. The e-newsletter, called FOReUM, will be disseminated widely within the European golf sector in order to:
- Begin to facilitate better exchange of information on golf environment issues;
- Keep readers informed of the work of the recently launched European Forum for Sustainable Golf – EFSG;
- Describe the wider activities of the Committed to Green Foundation, and;
- Act as a means to get feedback of the EFSG, the Foundation, project ideas and environmental aspects of golf.
Speaking about the newsletter, Jonathan Smith of the Committed to Green Foundation said, “Over the last few months a new impetus has emerged within golf in relation to environmental sustainability. In particular, the recent launch of the European Forum for Sustainable Golf has generated a greater feeling of unity and common purpose within many golf organisations. This is primarily because environmental issues are a common denominator for all parts of the sector. It is in all our interests to tackle the environmental challenges which face golf, and in realising the opportunities they also present.
“We hope the e-newsletter will be a valued addition to the existing activities of many organisations and environmental initiatives within golf. It will also enable the regular dissemination of golf’s environmental work to external organisations.
“It is accessible to anyone who wishes to join the mailing list. We hope it will improve over time – both in terms of its layout and content. Most of all we hope people will use it as a means to share ideas and information, as we collectively address these common issues”.
Maria Strandberg, director of research and development with the Swedish Golf Federation, and chairperson of the EFSG added, “The Committed to Green Foundation’s vision for golf and sustainability in Europe is ‘sustainable development and management of all new and existing golf facilities in Europe’. It is not easy to fulfil this vision and to do so we need co-operation between all of the European golf and environment stakeholders and organizations. I am convinced that the European Forum for Sustainable Golf, launched in June 2005, will be a key player to create this needed co-operation.”
If you would like to be added to the distribution list for the newsletter, please contact Jonathan Smith of the Committed to Green Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Int. +44 (0)1620 850 659