The non-profit conservation organization will work closely with the renowned Australian environment compliance specialist to promote sustainability in golf across the continent
TROY, New York – Audubon International, an environmentally focused non-profit organization that offers members numerous certifications and conservation initiatives to protect the areas where we live, work, and play, announces today a new partnership with epar that will extend its worldwide footprint and help influence, build, and recognize Australian golf as a sustainable, compliant, and climate-smart sport.
Based in Broadmeadow NSW Australia, epar works with like-minded sport sustainability allies to explore and develop innovative net-zero approaches, technologies, and nature-based climate change solutions that address the fundamental sustainability challenges facing golf.
Connect 2.0, epar’s innovative RegTech technology, has completely digitized the pathway of the award-winning Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program’s six-part certification. This new cloud-based approach will provide richer and faster sustainability insights into every Australian golf course and recognize and reward their efforts.
“This new alliance is a perfect fit for both sides and Audubon International is beyond excited for the opportunity to extend its reach Down Under and help Australian golf courses develop and execute a plan that will protect the environment and promote sustainability,” said Audubon International CEO Christine Kane.
Since 1991, the ACSP has steadily grown to include approximately 2,000 golf courses in the U.S. and three dozen countries worldwide.
“This collaboration will allow us to share golf’s leading certification recognition program with clubs throughout Australia.” said epar Founder and CEO Terry Muir. “This partnership builds on a common shared vision between our organizations, and we are excited to enable all Australian golf clubs access to the latest technology and information in support of golf’s action on sustainability and climate change.”
For 20 years, epar has helped clients build sustainability action strategies into their operations and mitigate the risks that come with managing a golf facility. Along with parent company Environmental Business Solutions, epar works with clients to build capabilities – from identifying and measuring impacts, to scenario planning, to reporting on sustainable achievements, and maintaining a safe environment that will thrive in a low carbon future.
Founded in 1987, Audubon International puts environmentally sustainable management practices in place around the world through education, technical assistance, certification and positive recognition.
Several of its longstanding education and certification programs have received national awards and the organization has enrolled more than 4,000 properties in the golf, recreation and hospitality industries, including small businesses, large corporations, academic institutions, fellow not-for-profits, community associations, local governments, and state and federal agencies.
To learn more about how your local golf course, community or resort can gain recognition for your environmental efforts or to learn how to expand your initiatives through Audubon International’s numerous environmental certifications, visit www.auduboninternational.org