Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Green Birdies

Justin Timberlake's golf course, Mirimichi, is set to open July 25th. It's the first in the U. S. to receive "Audubon Classic Sanctuary" certification from Audubon International.

Here's a list of the green features:

Irrigation and drainage systems, like the waterfall pictured above, reuse and maximize the use of rainwater.

Native grass areas and waste bunkers reduce the amount of property that must be maintained.

More lake areas and recirculating streams support wildlife.

Instead of equipment sheds, a "Natural Resource Management Center" has a biodegradable treatment of rinse water.

The golf course will calculate its own carbon footprint.

The golf, food and beverage operations will use products that are made of recycled materials.

The future clubhouse will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.

Way to go, Justin!

Photo and facts courtesy of the Commercial Appeal.

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