Caring for the environment on our Golf Courses
The environmental part of FEGGA’s work is growing rapidly and was a big initiator in forming FEGGA in 1996. At that time there were a lot of decisions being made without greenkeeper input.
I am pleased to say that we have now become a major player within the workings of The Committed to Green Foundation, and have been able to place a different emphasis on European Environmental programmes, very much encouraging National Environmental projects. We now know that there is a minimum of 500 golf clubs participating on national projects. Thats equates to 10% of golf clubs in Europe.
In 2000. . .
FEGGA produced its Environmental Policy Document, endorsed by all Member Associations of FEGGA. It is also supported by The Committed to Green Foundation. The FEGGA Policy Document encourages ownboth the implementation of an Environmental Programme, along with clear guidelines in establishing the programme. FEGGA very much realises the importance of good environmental management within golf, both dealing with the issues and also promoting the positive work done within golf throughout Europe.
Responsible Golf Course Management
Following leadership from The Federation of European Golf Greenkeeper Associations, greenkeepers all over Europe have come together in a pledge for responsible and sustainable golf course management. All of FEGGA‘s 22 European national greenkeeping organizations have agreed to promote and endorse a clear, detailed and ambitious strategic vision that embraces golf‘s potential to produce multiple benefits for nature and man. Included within this collaboration were representatives of the R&A and the GEO Foundation, and the result is the FEGGA Statement of Responsible Golf Course Management.
The FEGGA board aims is to translate the document into all the member Associations native languages, and with six now already being completed, a real positive start has been made. This will certainly allow the document to reach more people, and for them to see the commitment FEGGA is making once again to Sustainable Golf Course Management.
Golf Environmental Organisation
FEGGA is proud to be a long-term partner of the Golf Environment Organisation. As well as administering the GEO Certification programme, golf’s premier environmental recognition, GEO maintains one of the web’s most user-friendly resources for golf and environment issues. FEGGA highly recommends that you
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