As part of its effort to communicate that golf is compatible with the environment, The Environmental Institute for Golf showcases its information and educational resources with the launch of a new web site that will become a primary destination for those searching for information on golf and the environment.
The new site at www.eifg.org was unveiled during the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) 75th International Golf Course Conference and Show in San Diego. The site will provide information on environmental issues related to golf, with links to other sites, allowing a variety of audiences to access information on golf’s relationship with the environment.
“The new site complements our flagship online property, gcsaa.org, by serving as a comprehensive resource for environmental research, education and outreach,” said GCSAA and Institute CEO Steve Mona, CAE. “As this site continues to develop, I believe the information and resources that will be available will help increase the effectiveness of environmental efforts in the golf course management industry.”
Currently, the site highlights the five centres of the Institute:
- Water management
- Integrated plant management
- Wildlife/habitat management
- Golf course location, design and construction
- Energy and waste management
It also contains up-to-date information relating to the Institute’s 2004 environmental programs summary, board of trustees, advisory council members, members of the Environmental Programs Committee and related task groups. Through the work of the committee and task groups coupled with collaborative work with scientists, regulators, environmentalists and golf industry partners, The Institute’s programs and services will continue to be featured and updated on the site. The work of these groups will focus on establishing environmental excellence benchmarks and best management practices to help measure, recognize and reward solid environmental work and future progress.
The Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA, is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The Institute concentrates on delivering programs and services involving research, education and outreach that communicate the best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course.
Since 1926, GCSAA has been the leading professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas, the Association provides education, information and representation to more than 21,000 individual members in more than 65 countries. GCSAA’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.
Environmental Institute for Golf www.eifg.org