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Beyond BEEing A BEE Smart Club Broken Sound Club Has Earned National and International Recognitions For Its Sustainability Best Practices

Broken Sound Club (www.brokensoundclub.org) began its sustainability efforts on its greens with reclaiming water and adding birdhouses, a butterfly garden and true native areas on its golf courses.  Looking internally at facility operations, BSC moved to paperless accounting, cardboard and paper recycling and installing of water reduction toilets, shower heads, motion sensor lighting systems with LED fixtures and bulbs, and replacing Styrofoam cups with biodegradable products made of corn starch before its large investment in composting.

Most recently, BSC became the first club community to install a Tesla charging station and employ a beekeeper to install and maintain 22 beehives on its two Audubon Sanctuary and GEO Certified golf courses (where one million bees produce 1,000 lbs. of pure honey per year). The Club’s 2013 transformational design and build of its Moonstone Spa and Fitness Center earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

For its best practices, BSC has received honors from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its impressive recycling rate that is consistently three times the statewide recycling rate for the commercial sector and was a Green Corporate Citizen award finalist at the department’s 2012 Corporate Recycling and Waste Conference. Recognizing its golf course-focused sustainability best practices, BSC was the second golf facility in the U.S. and 14th in the world to be GEO Certified, the sustainability assurance of the Golf Environment Organization, an international non-profit dedicated to supporting sustainability in the sport of golf.

“While Broken Sound Club created the first industrial composting project in Florida, BSC continues to ‘naturally’ save lives and dollars while improving the quality of life and healthfulness of those who live, work and play within its community,” noted Shannon Easter, Golf Course Maintenance Director and Environmental Consultant for BSC, that holds a “Healthiest Club Designation’ from Prevo Health Solutions. “Broken Sound’s innovation and environmental stewardship continues to save countless birds and other wildlife on our golf courses, while responsibly reducing landfill disposal and minimizing the adverse effects fertilizer and other chemicals have on golfers and residents.”

Broken Sound Club is located at 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
To participate in or learn more about Broken Sound Club’s BEE Positive NOW initiative,
contact Bonnie Kaye or Jon Kaye at Kaye Communications at BeeSmart@kcompr.com or 561-392-5166.

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