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GEO Appoints Sustainability Associate

12.35am 31st January 2011 - People

Matt Jones, GEO Sustainability Associate

Matt Johns of Bath-based environmental consultancy Johns Associates has been appointed as a Sustainability Associate for the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) www.golfenvironment.org

The Golf Environment Organisation is working to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits of golf and is helping the global golf industry establish leadership in environmental management and corporate responsibility.

The remit of a Sustainability Associate covers landscape and ecology, water, energy, waste, communities and supply chain.

The focus of GEO includes golf development, course management, events and products.

One of only six in the UK, Matt’s Sustainability Associate role involves providing support to clubs wanting to achieve the GEO Certification™ eco label, carrying out the Certification inspections or follow up Verifications.

Matt Johns said: “Golf is a multi-billion dollar global industry that has the responsibility and opportunity to showcase and adopt the best in sustainability good practice, and as a result delivering real benefits to biodiversity, local communities, the economy and the legacy that great golf can offer”.

Johns Associates is a leading environmental consultancy offering expert advice on issues such as wildlife and ecology, environmental assessment, geomorphology, hydrology and flooding, legislation and training. www.johnsassociates.co.uk

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