Suzann Pettersen becomes sustainable golf champion

Alistair
By Alistair December 26, 2020 06:26 Updated

Following a successful career as a professional golfer, Suzann Pettersen has established a new collaboration with the non-profit GEO Foundation, to help the mission of accelerating sustainability in and through golf around the world.

The partnership will see Suzann becoming closely connected to GEO’s advocacy and communications, as well as programmes, certification and the celebration of leadership results.

Suzann becomes the first professional golfer to become a GEO ‘Sustainable Golf Champion’ and joins an existing and growing community of leaders across the sport who are making real and measurable contributions to sustainable golf.

She said: “As a Dow ambassador for over 12 years and after participating in Dow’s inaugural LPGA Tour tournament, the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, I really started to understand the impact and importance of Dow’s partnership with GEO. It was fascinating to learn more about all the efforts to run the event in a more environmentally-conscious and community-orientated way.

“Then, when I saw that my home course, Oslo Golf Club, was also certified by GEO for its great work, I thought this is something I’d really like to get behind. As a mother of a young child, it is incredible how concerned you become over the future of the planet, its biodiversity, air quality and climate. These things are absolutely vital to the health and wellbeing of future generations, so we all need to do our best to make things better.

“And golf, perhaps of all sports, has such a wonderful role to play.

“We can showcase how to manage community landscapes with a low use of resources and leaving space for a lot of wildlife; we can collaborate with communities to make good things happen beyond our boundaries. “Much of this has been provided for by golf for many years, but we all need to up our efforts.”

 

Alistair
By Alistair December 26, 2020 06:26 Updated

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