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OUR ENVIRONMENT

“GROWING THE GREENEST GAME IN NEW ZEALAND”

Sustainability Policy Statement:

As custodians of the land on which our golf courses are located the NZGCSA is committed to

“PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPERINTENDENTS”

in order for golf courses in New Zealand to be able to be managed to the highest possible environmental standards and in so doing aligning our industry with the expectations of our communities and government.

We advocate for our member golf courses to work to improve their sustainability through the following six criteria:

(Please click on each of these criteria to access advice and resources)

NATURE AND HABITAT

ENERGY

WATER

COMMUNITY AND OUTREACH

POLLUTION CONTROL

SUPPLY CHAIN

Within each of these six criteria we will endeavour to provide our golf courses with the tools and advice needed to help achieve these environmental goals and outcomes. There are so many golf courses doing fantastic sustainability work in New Zealand already and we hope to be able to share all the great work being done. The best way to do so is by signing up with a sustainability partner such as Golf Environment Organization - GEO (https://sustainable.golf/) or Audubon International (https://auduboninternational.org/acsp-for-golf/) who can help you with sustainability planning and systems.

It is a great way to connect with the many thousands of golf courses world wide that are doing their part for the environment and join the movement for sustainable golf. This way your club can document and receive recognition for the amazing work that is being done and could result in a formal certification for your club. The NZGCSA advocates for our golf courses to partake in such certification programs as a way of recognizing your efforts.

The NZGSCA will support these efforts as much as possible and would like to offer a one off grants to selected golf clubs who would like to sign up for such programmes.

Please email the NZGCSA for more information.

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