Donald Trump is working with Audubon International to enhance environmental practices at Trump Golf courses.
Trump Golf has announced that all of its courses will pursue certification with environmental nonprofit Audubon International. This includes all 20 Trump Golf courses which are located on 13 Trump Golf properties in the U.S. and one in Scotland. The purpose of the project is to protect and enhance the natural resources of each property and improve the environmental sustainability of each course's operations.
"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 the landscapes that make golf such a great experience has always been important to me personally and throughout Trump Golf. Doral, which is certified, is an example of how Audubon International helps us care for the environment while maintaining high standards for play."
Audubon International 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 majority of Trump Golf's courses are enrolled in the organization's largest program called the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf. In this program, each golf course will 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 toward greater sustainability. In addition, outreach and environmental education are required components of the program.
"Trump Golf is nationally and internationally known for its premier golf courses 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 Trump Golf both achieve bold environmental goals and promote their success industry-wide. This commitment will demonstrate how golf facilities 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 nature resources."
About Trump Golf
With 20 courses throughout the world, Trump golf properties offer a new level of challenge, luxury, service and performance that have become synonymous with the Trump Golf experience. Trump National and International Golf Clubs are some of the most sought after clubs worldwide and are considered to have the highest standards in golf course design, maintenance, and management. Trump courses combine the most spectacular landscapes with the talents of the world's best golf course architects such as Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Martin Hawtree, Arthur Hills, Gil Hanse and Tom Kite, creating a timeless blend of beauty and challenge on every hole.
About Audubon International
Audubon International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization dedicated to providing people with the education and assistance they need to practice responsible management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. To meet this mission, the organization provides training, services, and a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs for individuals, organizations, properties, new developments, and entire communities.
For more information, contact Joe Madeira at Audubon International, (518)767-9051 ext. 105, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.auduboninternational.org.