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TPC Network & TPC SAWGRASS. Partnering with the Environment. Did You Know ?. Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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TPC Network & TPC Network & TPC SAWGRASSTPC SAWGRASS

Partnering with the Environment

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Did You Know ?Did You Know ? Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable

diapers, which take 500 years to decompose. diapers, which take 500 years to decompose. Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate

a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline. gasoline.

Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%. pollution by 50%.

Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- consuming more than 850 million trees. consuming more than 850 million trees.

Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers. acre than farmers.

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Mission StatementMission Statement The TPC Network is committed to protecting The TPC Network is committed to protecting

the environment by encouraging all employees the environment by encouraging all employees and guests to embrace sustainability.and guests to embrace sustainability.

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GoalsGoals To develop and implement an “Environmental Management

System” at all TPC owned and operated facilities. To complete a certification process to become an EPA

Greenscapes Program Partner. To incorporate Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

values into TPC's corporate structure. To continue TPC tradition of "Giving Back, The Heart of the

PGA Tour" by giving back to the environment. To maintain the PGA TOUR/ TPC Network’s position of

being a recognized leader and trendsetter in the golf industry.

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Core ValuesCore ValuesReduceReduceReuseReuse

RecycleRecycleRe-buyRe-buy

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Did You Know ?Did You Know ? By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel

consumption is cut by as much as 10%. consumption is cut by as much as 10%. Insulating your attic reduces the amount of energy loss in most houses Insulating your attic reduces the amount of energy loss in most houses

by up to 20%. by up to 20%. Enough glass was thrown away in 1990 to fill the former Twin Towers Enough glass was thrown away in 1990 to fill the former Twin Towers

(1,350 feet high) of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. (1,350 feet high) of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. One ton of carbon dioxide that is released in the air can be prevented One ton of carbon dioxide that is released in the air can be prevented

by replacing every 75 watt light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. by replacing every 75 watt light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. Many banks lent large sums of money to developing nations. In order Many banks lent large sums of money to developing nations. In order

to pay those debts plus interest many nations have turned to the mining to pay those debts plus interest many nations have turned to the mining of their natural resources as a source of financial aid. of their natural resources as a source of financial aid.

Every dayEvery day 40,000 children die from preventable diseases. 40,000 children die from preventable diseases.

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Environmental Management Environmental Management SystemSystem

Environmental Management SystemEnvironmental Management System Formation of CommitteeFormation of Committee Develop Goals and ObjectivesDevelop Goals and Objectives Representation from each DepartmentRepresentation from each Department Gathering of current eco-friendly practicesGathering of current eco-friendly practices Vendor review and opportunitiesVendor review and opportunities Cost analysis/ImplementationCost analysis/Implementation Emergency Evacuation PlansEmergency Evacuation Plans

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EMS FocusEMS Focus Water ConservationWater Conservation Electrical Power ConservationElectrical Power Conservation Recycle Initiatives (Plastic/Can/Glass/Cardboard)Recycle Initiatives (Plastic/Can/Glass/Cardboard) Use of Post Consumer Use Products (copy paper/paper Use of Post Consumer Use Products (copy paper/paper

towels/paper napkins/to-go boxes/straws)towels/paper napkins/to-go boxes/straws) Use of Eco-Friendly/Bio-Degradable liquids/cleaners/soapsUse of Eco-Friendly/Bio-Degradable liquids/cleaners/soaps Elimination of Styrofoam productsElimination of Styrofoam products Recycling programs for Oil/Grease/Toner CartridgesRecycling programs for Oil/Grease/Toner Cartridges Erosion Control InitiativesErosion Control Initiatives

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Walk before you Run……..Walk before you Run…….. Consultation with local Environmental Consultation with local Environmental

Organization or SpecialistOrganization or Specialist Gather information from your local Gather information from your local

Competitive set regarding their current or Competitive set regarding their current or Green InitiativesGreen Initiatives

Consideration of a Phase I, II, III programConsideration of a Phase I, II, III program

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InformationInformation The following information/examples provided The following information/examples provided

to you are a result of a 14 month effort by the to you are a result of a 14 month effort by the management/ staff at TPC Sawgrassmanagement/ staff at TPC Sawgrass

The information is broken down by The information is broken down by department to help facilitate a better department to help facilitate a better understanding of the many opportunities understanding of the many opportunities available to each club regarding environmental available to each club regarding environmental sensitivity and partnershipsensitivity and partnership

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Golf Course MaintenanceGolf Course Maintenance Implementation of Integrated Pest Management SystemImplementation of Integrated Pest Management System Audubon Certification and Recertification- Next Recertification in 2009Audubon Certification and Recertification- Next Recertification in 2009 Planted over 25,000 new shrubs, groundcover and perennials that have been Planted over 25,000 new shrubs, groundcover and perennials that have been

planted on the golf courses, clubhouse and entry drives-This is equivalent to planted on the golf courses, clubhouse and entry drives-This is equivalent to 250,000 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 551,150 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions 250,000 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 551,150 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions SavingsSavings

Planted nearly 1,000 new trees between the two golf courses, the entry drive and Planted nearly 1,000 new trees between the two golf courses, the entry drive and clubhouse grounds- drives-This is equivalent to 20,300 KG/YR in Co2 Savings clubhouse grounds- drives-This is equivalent to 20,300 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 44,753.38 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions Savingsand 44,753.38 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions Savings

The Department of Agriculture inspects our chemical storage and procedures The Department of Agriculture inspects our chemical storage and procedures annuallyannually

““Spoon feed” nutrients through the irrigation system as needed to avoid wasteSpoon feed” nutrients through the irrigation system as needed to avoid waste Saved nearly 100 trees and transplanted them to new locations including 12 large Saved nearly 100 trees and transplanted them to new locations including 12 large

live oaks (40,000 lbs/tree)live oaks (40,000 lbs/tree) Saved and transplanted a 19 inch diameter live oak that weighed 80,000 lbsSaved and transplanted a 19 inch diameter live oak that weighed 80,000 lbs 150 gallons of solvent and 400 gallons of oil are refined and recycled by Safety-150 gallons of solvent and 400 gallons of oil are refined and recycled by Safety-

Kleen annuallyKleen annually

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Golf Course MaintenanceGolf Course Maintenance Vegetative Debris Management- On 230 acres of turf, grass clippings are Vegetative Debris Management- On 230 acres of turf, grass clippings are

mulched, and on 20 acres turf clippings are disbursed into the woods. No mulched, and on 20 acres turf clippings are disbursed into the woods. No waste is created- it all goes back into the environmentwaste is created- it all goes back into the environment

Renovated 1.5 linear miles of lake bank that has been planted in native Renovated 1.5 linear miles of lake bank that has been planted in native vegetationvegetation

Installed over 1 mile of bulk heads to greatly reduce the amount of sediment Installed over 1 mile of bulk heads to greatly reduce the amount of sediment run off into the lakesrun off into the lakes

Cleaner/ degreaser for all Golf Course Maintenance equipment is made with Cleaner/ degreaser for all Golf Course Maintenance equipment is made with “Biodegradable Detergents”- we use 55 gallons annually“Biodegradable Detergents”- we use 55 gallons annually

Limited water usage- only using water from the Aquifer when necessary- Limited water usage- only using water from the Aquifer when necessary- Water usage was reduced 87% over last yearWater usage was reduced 87% over last year

Pesticide/Herbicide/Insecticide Review- five people are pesticide licensedPesticide/Herbicide/Insecticide Review- five people are pesticide licensed Changed out on-course bathrooms to eco-friendly productsChanged out on-course bathrooms to eco-friendly products On course bathrooms have motion sensors on the lights to prevent wasting On course bathrooms have motion sensors on the lights to prevent wasting

electricityelectricity St John’s County Health Inspector inspects our storage tanks annuallySt John’s County Health Inspector inspects our storage tanks annually Gas storage tanks are kept above ground to prevent ground contaminationGas storage tanks are kept above ground to prevent ground contamination

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AdministrationAdministration TPC SAWGRASS Green Initiative Committee was formed in May 2007and meets on a TPC SAWGRASS Green Initiative Committee was formed in May 2007and meets on a

monthly basis monthly basis We are recycling paper that is put into the shredderWe are recycling paper that is put into the shredder We are recycling cardboard through Waste ManagementWe are recycling cardboard through Waste Management Using a “State of the Art” Energy/Lighting system to minimize electrical consumptionUsing a “State of the Art” Energy/Lighting system to minimize electrical consumption Changed out all table and floor lamps to florescent bulbs to conserve energy- This will cost Changed out all table and floor lamps to florescent bulbs to conserve energy- This will cost

us $1352 us $1352 lessless per year and save us 9200 kWh of Life Cycle Energy and will reduce Life per year and save us 9200 kWh of Life Cycle Energy and will reduce Life Cycle Air Pollution by 14,122 lbs of CO2Cycle Air Pollution by 14,122 lbs of CO2

Florescent bulbs are recycled by Safety KleenFlorescent bulbs are recycled by Safety Kleen Toner and Ink cartridges are recycledToner and Ink cartridges are recycled Copy paper used is 10% post consumer recycled paperCopy paper used is 10% post consumer recycled paper Water Consumption- All fixtures are low volumeWater Consumption- All fixtures are low volume Continually researching new recycled products for use whenever possibleContinually researching new recycled products for use whenever possible Changed hand soap throughout the clubhouse to “green certified” hand soapChanged hand soap throughout the clubhouse to “green certified” hand soap Switched to recycled C-fold towelsSwitched to recycled C-fold towels Jani King switching to Eco Friendly/Bio-degradable Cleaning SolutionsJani King switching to Eco Friendly/Bio-degradable Cleaning Solutions No longer print employee newsletters- all info goes on the employee website insteadNo longer print employee newsletters- all info goes on the employee website instead

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Food and BeverageFood and Beverage Currently purchasing 30% of Club’s produce from organic farms, Twinn BridgesCurrently purchasing 30% of Club’s produce from organic farms, Twinn Bridges Implemented a Grease recycle program through Griffins IndustriesImplemented a Grease recycle program through Griffins Industries Solid Waste Reduction- Grease traps and sand separator are pumped quarterlySolid Waste Reduction- Grease traps and sand separator are pumped quarterly Have changed coffee cups to 10% recycled paperHave changed coffee cups to 10% recycled paper Completely eliminated Styrofoam, using corn based cups insteadCompletely eliminated Styrofoam, using corn based cups instead Using sugarcane to-go boxes and platesUsing sugarcane to-go boxes and plates We currently offer eco-friendly wine by BenzingerWe currently offer eco-friendly wine by Benzinger Ecolab has been contacted and we have switched to all eco-friendly products that Ecolab has been contacted and we have switched to all eco-friendly products that

they supplythey supply Switched to eco-friendly hand soap in the kitchenSwitched to eco-friendly hand soap in the kitchen In final stages of implementing Eco-friendly napkinsIn final stages of implementing Eco-friendly napkins Implemented a corn-based straw for the dining roomImplemented a corn-based straw for the dining room Having conversations with Alsco about eco-friendly linensHaving conversations with Alsco about eco-friendly linens

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Golf OperationsGolf Operations Currently operating 164 Electric Golf cars, 3 Electric Carry-alls, and 3 Electric 6 Currently operating 164 Electric Golf cars, 3 Electric Carry-alls, and 3 Electric 6

seatersseaters Using Eco Tees made from a renewable source corn productsUsing Eco Tees made from a renewable source corn products We use a pressure wash system to wash carts- cuts back on waste of water- uses 8 We use a pressure wash system to wash carts- cuts back on waste of water- uses 8

gallons per minute vs. old system used 14 gallons per minutegallons per minute vs. old system used 14 gallons per minute All cleaning products for cart washing used are eco-friendlyAll cleaning products for cart washing used are eco-friendly Internally using recycled paper for scrap paperInternally using recycled paper for scrap paper Using towels instead of paper products to cleanUsing towels instead of paper products to clean Breaking down cardboard and recycling it through Waste ManagementBreaking down cardboard and recycling it through Waste Management Use eco-friendly bags for merchandiseUse eco-friendly bags for merchandise Recycling Plastic/Aluminum/Paper- New receptacles from Prestwick have been put Recycling Plastic/Aluminum/Paper- New receptacles from Prestwick have been put

on the golf courses for recycling these itemson the golf courses for recycling these items Internally Recycle bubble wrapInternally Recycle bubble wrap We added a green friendly hat from Imperial to the golf shop- sold 96 units in 2 We added a green friendly hat from Imperial to the golf shop- sold 96 units in 2

weeksweeks Our first full "Green" apparel line from Tehama will be coming Our first full "Green" apparel line from Tehama will be coming Looking into using recycled paper for scorecard productionLooking into using recycled paper for scorecard production

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PGA TOUR EventsPGA TOUR Events Recycling of plastic and aluminum beverage

containers (bottles, cans , cups) Use recycled paper to print tickets, brochures,

programs, etc… Recycling of cardboard boxes Recycling / reuse of shipping pallets Recycle the carpet in all the tents

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THE PLAYERS ChampionshipTHE PLAYERS Championship Recycled 100K in plastic bottlesRecycled 100K in plastic bottles Recycled 30K in aluminum cansRecycled 30K in aluminum cans Creation of “Green Team” Ecology Creation of “Green Team” Ecology

CommitteeCommittee Recycled 150,000 square feet of hospitality Recycled 150,000 square feet of hospitality

venue carpet by Champion Polymer Recyclingvenue carpet by Champion Polymer Recycling

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Getting the word out to our Getting the word out to our employees…employees…

Roll-out to Employees at Club-wide Staff Roll-out to Employees at Club-wide Staff MeetingMeeting

Communicate Regularly about Green Communicate Regularly about Green Initiatives in Employee NewsletterInitiatives in Employee Newsletter

Our green initiative is highlighted and updated Our green initiative is highlighted and updated regularly on our employee website regularly on our employee website www.sawgrassteam.comwww.sawgrassteam.com

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Did You Know ?Did You Know ? The public transportation that we have is a wreck. The U.S. The public transportation that we have is a wreck. The U.S.

continues to promote and invest in private car travel rather continues to promote and invest in private car travel rather than public transportation. than public transportation.

The human population of the world is expected to be nearly The human population of the world is expected to be nearly tripled by the year 2100. tripled by the year 2100.

A three percent annual growth rate will result in the A three percent annual growth rate will result in the doubling of consumption and production of food and other doubling of consumption and production of food and other products in 25 short years.  The amount of motor vehicles products in 25 short years.  The amount of motor vehicles that are expected to be operated will increase 15 million a that are expected to be operated will increase 15 million a year until at least 2020. year until at least 2020.

The world's per capita grain production has been on the The world's per capita grain production has been on the downfall since 1985 despite the use of fertilizers and downfall since 1985 despite the use of fertilizers and pesticides. pesticides.

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Did You Know?Did You Know? Already a train system has been developed (back in 1987) Already a train system has been developed (back in 1987)

which is based on magnetic levitation and causes minimal which is based on magnetic levitation and causes minimal pollution. These versions of a train are already in use in pollution. These versions of a train are already in use in several countries. several countries.

Fiber optics, made of glass, are being used to replace Fiber optics, made of glass, are being used to replace copper cables throughout the world. copper cables throughout the world.

The uncontrolled fishing that is allowed has reduced the The uncontrolled fishing that is allowed has reduced the amount of commercial species. Some species, up to one-amount of commercial species. Some species, up to one-tenth of their original population. tenth of their original population.

Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy themextinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them

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Emergency Evacuation PlansEmergency Evacuation PlansEstablishedEstablished

Hurricane Evacuation Plan CompletedHurricane Evacuation Plan Completed Fire Safety Plan (FSP) CompletedFire Safety Plan (FSP) Completed Both plans have been given to each Both plans have been given to each

department and are also available on the department and are also available on the employee websiteemployee website

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Environmentally Friendly Environmentally Friendly Vendors Vendors

Advanced Disposal-Aluminum and Glass Advanced Disposal-Aluminum and Glass Recycling- Derick Redding- 904-338-Recycling- Derick Redding- 904-338-97019701

Alsco- Environmentally friendly linens- Alsco- Environmentally friendly linens- Rico- 904-354-6675Rico- 904-354-6675

Club Car – Electric Golf Carts/ utility Club Car – Electric Golf Carts/ utility vehicles -Danny Eckels- 904-838-4703vehicles -Danny Eckels- 904-838-4703

Eco Golf Tees- 888-326-3003Eco Golf Tees- 888-326-3003 Eco-Lab- Cleaning products-800- 352-Eco-Lab- Cleaning products-800- 352-

5326 5326 Griffin Industries- Grease Recycling Griffin Industries- Grease Recycling

Program- Chuck Blocker- 904-964-8083Program- Chuck Blocker- 904-964-8083 Heritage Paper- Paper products (to go Heritage Paper- Paper products (to go

boxes, straws, cups, silverware), boxes, straws, cups, silverware), bathroom supplies and cleaning products- bathroom supplies and cleaning products- Tom White- 904-737-6603Tom White- 904-737-6603

Imperial Headwear- Green friendly hats- Imperial Headwear- Green friendly hats- Susan Budreau- Susan Budreau- [email protected]@oxfordgolf.com

NAPA- Biodegradable Cleaners- Bill NAPA- Biodegradable Cleaners- Bill Richardson- 904-545-0225Richardson- 904-545-0225

Office Depot- recycled office supplies- Office Depot- recycled office supplies- 1-888-2-OFFICE 1-888-2-OFFICE

Prestwick- recycling receptacles for Prestwick- recycling receptacles for the golf courses- Tyler Morse- 800-the golf courses- Tyler Morse- 800-505-7926- 505-7926- [email protected]@prestwickgolfgroup.com

Proline- On course signage- Phil Proline- On course signage- Phil Mullinax-1-800-544-9824 ext 202Mullinax-1-800-544-9824 ext 202

Safety -Kleen Systems-Jonas Hughes-Safety -Kleen Systems-Jonas Hughes-904-264-2607904-264-2607

Tehama- Green friendly clothing line- Tehama- Green friendly clothing line- 303-238-4855303-238-4855

Twinn Bridges- Organic Produce- Twinn Bridges- Organic Produce- Denise- 904-259-3240Denise- 904-259-3240

Waste Management- Recycling Waste Management- Recycling Cardboard- Randy- 904-626-6765Cardboard- Randy- 904-626-6765