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EBS Joins Forces with Audubon

10 December 2008
Australian company Environmental Business Solutions (EBS) and Audubon International have announced a partnership designed to further promote adoption of environmental management systems and environmental stewardship in golf. 

Audubon International, a not-for-profit environmental education organisation based in the United States, created and manages the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), with members in over two-dozen countries.  EBS, founded by Terry Muir, has developed the award winning golf course specific environmental management system e-par which has been implemented by nearly 160 courses around Australia, including 71 in NSW alone. 

Under the partnership, e-par® and the ACSP for golf courses, an environmental education and certification programme, will be delivered in one, easy-to-use electronic package.  EBS will also provide annual financial support to Audubon International to help broaden the organisation’s golf and environment initiative internationally. 

“We’re looking forward to working with the team at EBS to promote voluntary environmental leadership in golf,” says Audubon International executive director Kevin Fletcher. “The partnership between the organisations is a natural one.  A central element to our golf and the environment initiative is the increased adoption of environmental management systems throughout the golf industry.

“While anyone can develop an EMS for their business, we know that most professionals in golf are looking for an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution to help them comprehensively manage their environmental issues.  We're happy to work with Terry and the rest of the EBS team to deliver e-par and the ACSP in one convenient package.” 

Audubon International (www.auduboninternational.org) is a not-for-profit environmental education organisation dedicated to educating, assisting, and inspiring people to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife and natural resources around them.  Audubon International engages people and organisations in good environmental stewardship and sustainable resource management though education and certification programmes, including a set of tools specifically for golf (www.golfandenvironment.org).