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The Rim Golf Club joins the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program
Joining as a Pilot Member of the Audubon Lifestyles Program, the Rim Golf Club is leading by example. Through participation in the program, the Rim Golf Club is working towards becoming a national model of sustainability for golf courses.
“Environmental stewardship has been an important element in making The Rim Golf Club's community one of the Best Place to Live in America (Golf Week's Top 100 Residential Communities)
Audubon Lifestyles, an independent non-profit organization unaffiliated with any other national or international Audubon Society, believes that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet. Operating with the main purpose of benefiting society, the organization delivers sustainable programming, services and certifications that are cost effective and that reduce risk.
The Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program was created and continues to be modified through a collaborative process from experts in golf facility management, wildlife management, conservation and sustainability. Among others, this includes advisors who presently or formerly were employed by the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and various Universities, Colleges and businesses nationwide. In addition, participation by pilot members like The Rim Golf Club provides real-world insight used to further refine the program; making it the most comprehensive program to measure sustainability within golf course facilities.
Through participation in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program, Audubon Lifestyles staff is available to assist golf facility managers and staff to complete the program requirements, and gain recognition as local, regional, national and international models of sustainability.
R. Eric Dodson, CEO for Audubon Lifestyles said, “The Rim Golf Club’s commitment to sustainability, and the leadership role they have decided to take should be commended on a global scale.” Eric continued by saying, “By participating as a Pilot Member, The Rim Golf Club is not only talking-the-
Once a facility meets all the requirements of the Sustainable Golf Facility Program which includes adopting a Sustainability Charter, and completion of the Sustainability Audit, Audubon Lifestyles will designate the facility as an Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility and develop an Improvement & Implementation Report specific to the facility. In addition, based upon an evaluation process and the Sustainability Audit the facility may be awarded between one and five stars, and potentially earn the right to use the International Sustainability Council’s Seal of Sustainability.
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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.