May 9, 2023 – Audubon International – the environmentally focused non-profit organization offering members numerous certifications and conservation initiatives to protect the areas where we all live, work, and play – announces that following its recent partnership with Australian software and sustainability company epar, six Australian golf clubs have committed to pilot a new cloud-based approach that will provide richer and faster sustainability insights into their golf course operations.
The clubs are:
- Keperra Country Golf Club in Brisbane, Queensland
- Maleny Golf Club in Maleny, Queensland
- Margaret River Golf Club in Margaret River, Western Australia
- Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria
- Royal Hobart Golf Club in Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania
- The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales
These clubs will be the first in the world to utilize the epar Connect 2.0 Audubon Certification program and create a positive social and environmental impact across their golf course operations.
“When we partnered with epar, we knew it would revolutionize how our member clubs in Australia reach their sustainability goals,” says Christine Kane, Audubon International CEO. “Having these six prestigious clubs put the partnership into action in this new way is truly gratifying and exciting for all parties involved.”
Connect 2.0, epar’s innovative RegTech technology, has completely digitized the pathway of the award-winning Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program’s six certification modules — Site Assessment / Environmental Planning; Wildlife and Habitat Management; Chemical Use Reduction and Safety; Water Conservation; Water Quality Management; and Outreach and Education. The cloud-based approach provides richer and faster sustainability insights into every golf course while recognizing and rewarding their efforts.
“These six clubs form a strong foundation for sharing golf’s leading environmental certification recognition program with clubs throughout Australia in a new, cutting-edge way,” says epar Founder and CEO Terry Muir. “We are excited to partner with them as they showcase their nature-based and urban-based climate solutions and build their compelling climate credentials.”
About Audubon International
An environmentally focused non-profit organization, Audubon International offers members numerous certifications and conservation initiatives to protect the areas where we all live, work, and play. Its certifications are designed to increase environmental awareness, encourage sustainable environmental efforts, and educate both its members and their communities.
Based in Broadmeadow NSW Australia, epar works with like-minded sport sustainability allies to explore and develop innovative net-zero approaches, technologies, and nature-based climate change solutions that address the fundamental sustainability challenges facing golf. Along with parent company Environmental Business Solutions, epar works with clients to build capabilities – from identifying and measuring impacts, to scenario planning, to reporting on sustainable achievements, and maintaining a safe environment that will thrive in a low carbon future.