PRLog - June 8, 2011 - PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- TPC Scottsdale recently joined Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member, and are active participants in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program.
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TPC Scottsdale is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and only a half hour from Phoenix, TPC Scottsdale offers two legendary championship courses that are both open to the public to enjoy – the Stadium Course and the Champions Course. The Club is the permanent home to The Waste Management Phoenix Open (formerly The FBR Open), as well as the biannual host of the Champions Tour Q-School. TPC Scottsdale has been named “one of America’s best courses” by Golfweek Magazine, one of the Top 50 Golf Resort Destinations in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler, and is consistently named one of the top courses in Arizona.
By joining as a Platinum Member, TPC Scottsdale has joined the growing network of golf facilities, businesses, municipalities, non-profits and others who are actively showing their support of Audubon Lifestyles and The International Sustainability Council. Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership was created to help foster sustainability by working with, and providing educational resources to individuals, businesses, organizations, universities, government entities, municipalities, communities, neighborhoods, and virtually anyone seeking assistance to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet where they live, work, and play.
In addition, their support and membership allows Audubon Lifestyles and the ISC to expand their efforts to promote sustainability on golf facilities worldwide.
R. Eric Dodson, CEO of Audubon Lifestyles said, “I feel that when TPC Scottsdale joined as a Platinum Member that it immediately speaks volumes to the PGA Tour’s continued commitment in advancing sustainability for the entire golf industry. We are very excited to welcome TPC Scottsdale into the Audubon Lifestyles family.” Mr. Dodson continued by saying, “TPC Scottsdale’s active pursuance of certification and their desire to earn a 5 star rating by participating in the ISC Sustainability Audit is simply tremendous. Through the discussions that I have had with Jeff Plotts, Director of Golf Course Maintenance at TPC Scottsdale, I feel certain that TPC Scottsdale will emerge as a leader and model upon which other golf facilities should seek to emulate.
Leading golf facilities like TPC Scottsdale are finding innovative ways to improve their environmental and social performance. And their actions not only contribute to a cleaner, healthier and safer planet, but they also result in significant business and financial benefits. Sustainability is not an asset that can be bought or sold; however it is becoming an integral part of the way that golf facilities are being managed and operated. Just as a golf facility’s management practices influence business value, so do their sustainability initiatives.
“We are excited to join Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member.” said Jeff Plotts, Director of Golf Course Maintenance at TPC Scottsdale. “TPC Scottsdale is committed to promoting the Principles of Sustainability and would encourage other golf facilities to participate as well.”
Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership provides TPC Scottsdale with a vast pool of resources assisting them with all of their sustainability efforts, and also allows for participation in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program where they are actively working towards certification and seek to earn a Sustainability Rating through the ISC.
In addition, TPC Scottsdale has earned the right to use the Audubon Lifestyles/ISC Platinum Member Logo on their educational materials, and will be listed on the Audubon Network for Sustainability as a Platinum Member.
About The International Sustainability Council
International Sustainability Council (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment. This is achieved by forging partnerships with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that resulted in the development the Principles of Sustainability based in part upon the findings of the United Nations and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
In addition, activities supported by the ISC are: continuing research, education and the production educational and literary works. These actions are used as the basis for sustainable demonstration projects connected to sustainable community planning, development and management.
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About TPC Scottsdale
While TPC Scottsdale meanders over several hundred acres of native desert, it has only 180 acres of irrigated land. Lush green parcels of manicured turf are woven throughout a rugged tapestry of arroyos, palo verde’s and other natural features in the Sonoran desert. The theme of TPC Scottsdale was designed with a more natural and rugged look and Stadium spectator mounds to create a contrast unsurpassed in Arizona.
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About Audubon Lifestyles
Audubon Lifestyles (www.audubonlifestyles.org)
Their goals include supporting the work of other not-for-profits involved in sustainability on local, regional, national and international scales, and believe that every person plays an important role in regard to the future of our planet. This includes roles at home, at work and in society at large. It is incumbent on each of us to make positive contributions toward the common good by being socially, environmentally and economically responsible where we live, work and recreate.
35246 Us Hwy 19 #299
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Audubon Lifestyles is a non-profit organization based in the Principles for Sustainability, believing that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.