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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
EcoGolfer League Gets Launched
In a concerted drive to help build greater awareness on sustainability, the International Sustainability Council and Audubon Lifestyles (ISC-Audubon) has launched the ISC-Audubon EcoGolfer League.

In announcing this unique programme, Ronald G. Dodson, Chairman of The International Sustainability Council and Audubon Lifestyles (ISC-Audubon) said that the project is aimed at getting golfers to become more aware of environmental conservation and sustainability on and beyond the golf course.

"For over 25 years, I have dedicated my professional life to advocating properly designed and managed golf courses. For the remainder of my professional life I intend to focus my attention on getting people more connected with nature and sustainable living and lifestyles. I am starting this effort by focusing on the golfing public." Dodson said.

The EcoGolfer League is simply a club for golfers to join that includes an annual US$25 membership, signing the EcoGolfer Pledge, which is a list of "10 simple, sustainable, but significant steps" that golfers can take that will help secure a sustainable future for the game of golf.

Member benefits include:

• EcoGolfer News updates
• Annual subscription to GLOBAL SustainAbility magazine
• Discounts on EcoGolfer related outings and purchases
• An EcoGolfer Bag Tag
• And early notification of special EcoGolfer events

One such special event is the April 5-7 ISC-Audubon EcoGolfer Celebrity Golf Tournament, being held at the Westin Diplomat Golf Club in Hollywood, Florida. ISC-Audubon Executive Director Eric Dodson said, "We are very excited that over 30 television and film stars, sport and broadcast celebrities have agreed to participate in our inaugural ISC-Audubon EcoGolfer Celebrity Tournament. Now, 144 lucky golfers will have the opportunity to tee it up with the celebrities on an Audubon certified golf course."

Proceeds from this tournament will not only benefit ISC-Audubon efforts regarding sustainable golf, but also benefit the Southern Florida Make-A-Wish Foundation and their efforts to provide much needed medical assistance for young people in times of great need.

The April 5-7 ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament being held in south Florida is just one of the "2013 EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament Series" with two additional tournaments being held in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

For information about the ISC-Audubon EcoGolfer Celebrity Tournament or how to became an EcoGolfer visit us online at: www.isc-audubon.org

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