I have been asked to speak before the House Sustainability Caucus in Washington D.C. next Wednesday.
This is part of the National Golf Day sponsored by We Are Golf. We Are Golf is the Golf Course Superinendents Of America, the PGA of America, the Club Managers Association of America, the Golf Course Owners of America, and the World Golf Foundation.
I am honored to have been asked to talk (albiet for 3 minutes) about my work with regulatory agencies, environmental groups, and players to build relationships that result in a golf facility that is "sustainable".
Sustainability is the long-term maintenance of responsibility, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship, and the responsible management of resource use.
I will post while I am there, and let you know outcomes and my observations. Sustainability is something that I believe in very strongly as a way for our society to make decisions on how we live. Golf is a geat example of a sustainable system because it has the components of people who are players, and the abundant charitable causes that golf gives to, planet with all the ecosystems that thrive on a golf course often in urban areas, and profit with employees and payroll that are significant on local, state and national levels.
- Kevin P Breen CGCS
- Los Gatos, California, United States
- Kevin is currently the certified superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club. Kevin was the Director of Maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club for over 14 years. Some of the responsibilities over the expanse of his career include the daily upkeep of multiple golf courses, natural resources, environmental compliance, and roads and streets. The wide ranging expertise has come from a combination of education and experiences. Degrees in Meteorology (1987 University of Nebraska/Lincoln), and Horticulture (1992 Colorado State), complete the formal side of this important combination of qualifications. A lifetime of experience around golf courses, and the game of golf was provided by Kevin's father.