John Crean, CCM, CCE, General Manager of Broken Sound Club, accepted the commendation for achieving a municipal solid waste recycling rate of 92% at the community. Broken Sound, which employs 350 people and is home to nearly 1,600 families, has woven environmental stewardship into every aspect of its operations.
Broken Sound Club (http://brokensoundclub.org) is only the second golf facility in the U.S. to be GEO Certified™ -- the sustainability assurance of the international non-profit Golf Environment Organization (GEO). The Club also launched operation of an environmental composter/digester to reduce green and food waste and produce refined compost and is host the PGA Tour Allianz Championship, Feb 6-12, which will be among the nation’s first zero waste golf tournaments.
Named a Five Star Platinum Club of America by the Club Manager’s Association of America - a distinction held by fewer than three percent of the nation’s 6,000 private clubs - Broken Sound spans approximately 1,000 acres. The community provides a multi-faceted social and recreational hub with two golf courses, a 23 court tennis center and 27 residential villages, ranging from custom estate homes to patio homes, villas and townhomes.