Sunday, November 30, 2008
Carbon Neutral - The Next Big Buzz in Golf Tournaments?
First thing first, what is Carbon Neutral?
Being carbon neutral, or having a zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset. Best practice for organizations and individuals seeking carbon neutral status entails reducing and/or avoiding carbon emissions first so that only unavoidable emissions are offset.
Here's some more info from www.treehugger.com
Becoming Carbon Neutral has gained popularity within some of the larger golf tournaments, here's a few examples:
2010 Ryder Cup - The Most Environmentally Sustainable Event Ever? We'll keep our eyes on this one!
Celebrity Golf Classic
2008 Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championships
2008 Washington Ec0-Golf Classic
Deutsche Bank Championship Tournament
British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
RockTron Charity Tournament
Addressing the issue of Carbon in the industry - great article by Golf Environment Europe
A solar powered golf cart example here
Justin Rose (Pro Aussie Golfer) commits to go Carbon Neutral