Date: Thu 28 Sep 2023

GEO's Sustainable Golf Week - 9th to 13th October 2023

Golf’s relationship with nature is unique among sport, with landscapes, ecosystems, and biodiversity an essential part of the experience.

Last year, people across the golf community came together around sustainable golf to Reflect, Celebrate, and Drive Further, asking important questions and sharing inspiring contributions and commitments.

Building on these foundations, Sustainable Golf Week 2023 tees off October 9th centred around the theme “Golf - Better with Nature.” Golf’s relationship with nature is unique among sport, with landscapes, ecosystems, and biodiversity an essential part of the experience. Accordingly, with pressing challenges of climate change and ecosystem degradation, preserving and actively reviving nature holds significant importance for both golf and society.

Sustainable Golf Week will explore golf’s role in fostering nature:

  1. Safeguarding the environment and preventing ‘net negative’ impacts
  2. Actively restoring natural golfing landscapes, making biodiversity regeneration enjoyable and financially viable
  3. Creating and enriching new habitats and ecosystems that showcase the fun and engaging aspects of golf while contributing to biodiversity regeneration

More widely, GEO will introduce the concept for Nature Positive Golf™ and how golf can champion the significance of the natural world to millions of players and followers.

Join GEO for a week of insightful discussions, thought-provoking ideas, and inspiring initiatives that promise to shape a future where golf and nature thrive hand in hand. Together, let's uncover how golf is truly Better with Nature.

Schedule:
Monday October 9 - Teeing off – why this topic is vital for golf and society
Tuesday October 10 - Protecting nature – how golf can ensure no net negative loss of biodiversity
Wednesday October 11 - Restoring nature – how golf can further enrich the landscapes it manages
Thursday October 12 - Promoting nature – how golf can play a major part in demonstrating the value of nature across society
Friday October 13 - Driving further – looking forward and calls to action

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