Trump Commits to Audubon Certification

audubon internationalTrump Golf with 20 courses throughout the world has committed to pursue the environmental certification from Audubon International for all its courses. The WGC Cadillac Championship was played at the recently remodeled Trump National Doral Resort, a property that had already been certified a Cooperative Sanctuary. The Trump Golf courses are located on 13 Trump properties in the U.S. and one in Scotland.

“I have a deep respect for Audubon International’s work,” said Donald Trump. Chairman and President of the Trump Organization. “They help courses protect the natural assets that are part of the golf experience: nature, coastlines, rivers, grasses and trees. I’m proud that Trump Golf courses are located in some of the most beautiful places with stunning views and environmental features. Preserving these landscapes that make golf such a great natural experience has always been important to me personally and throughout Trump Golf. Doral, which has been certified, is a great example of how Audubon helps us care for the environment while maintaining high standards of play.”

Audubon International, a not-for-profit organization, works to protect and enhance the natural resources of properties and helps improve the environmental sustainability of each facility’s overall design and operations. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf requires each golf course undergo a review process examining environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, and water quality management, with a goal of making voluntary improvements. In addition, outreach and environmental education are required components of the program.

“Trump Golf is internationally known for its premier golf facilities and has emerged as a global leader in the golf industry,” said Ryan Aylesworth, President & CEO of Audubon International. “We are excited to work directly with the Trump Organization and help them both achieve bold environmental goals and promote their success industry-wide. This commitment will demonstrate how golf courses offering the highest level of playability and guest experience can be designed and managed to simultaneously improve environmental quality, conserve water and energy , protect and restore wildlife habitat, and safeguard a wide range of other natural resources.” For more go to www.AudubonInternational.org.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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