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1 TPC Network & TPC SAWGRASS Partnering with the Environment

2 Did You Know ? Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose. About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose. Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline. Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline. Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%. Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%. Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- consuming more than 850 million trees. Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- consuming more than 850 million trees. Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers. Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers.

3 Mission Statement The TPC Network is committed to protecting the environment by encouraging all employees and guests to embrace sustainability. The TPC Network is committed to protecting the environment by encouraging all employees and guests to embrace sustainability.

4 Goals To develop and implement an “Environmental Management System” at all TPC owned and operated facilities. To complete a certification process to become an EPA Greenscapes Program Partner. To incorporate Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability values into TPC's corporate structure. To continue TPC tradition of "Giving Back, The Heart of the PGA Tour" by giving back to the environment. To maintain the PGA TOUR/ TPC Network’s position of being a recognized leader and trendsetter in the golf industry.

5 Core Values ReduceReuseRecycleRe-buy

6 Did You Know ? By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel consumption is cut by as much as 10%. By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel consumption is cut by as much as 10%. Insulating your attic reduces the amount of energy loss in most houses by up to 20%. Insulating your attic reduces the amount of energy loss in most houses by up to 20%. Enough glass was thrown away in 1990 to fill the former Twin Towers (1,350 feet high) of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. Enough glass was thrown away in 1990 to fill the former Twin Towers (1,350 feet high) of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. One ton of carbon dioxide that is released in the air can be prevented by replacing every 75 watt light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. One ton of carbon dioxide that is released in the air can be prevented by replacing every 75 watt light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. Many banks lent large sums of money to developing nations. In order to pay those debts plus interest many nations have turned to the mining of their natural resources as a source of financial aid. Many banks lent large sums of money to developing nations. In order to pay those debts plus interest many nations have turned to the mining of their natural resources as a source of financial aid. Every day 40,000 children die from preventable diseases. Every day 40,000 children die from preventable diseases.

7 Environmental Management System Environmental Management System Environmental Management System Formation of Committee Formation of Committee Develop Goals and Objectives Develop Goals and Objectives Representation from each Department Representation from each Department Gathering of current eco-friendly practices Gathering of current eco-friendly practices Vendor review and opportunities Vendor review and opportunities Cost analysis/Implementation Cost analysis/Implementation Emergency Evacuation Plans Emergency Evacuation Plans

8 EMS Focus EMS Focus Water Conservation Water Conservation Electrical Power Conservation Electrical Power Conservation Recycle Initiatives (Plastic/Can/Glass/Cardboard) Recycle Initiatives (Plastic/Can/Glass/Cardboard) Use of Post Consumer Use Products (copy paper/paper towels/paper napkins/to-go boxes/straws) Use of Post Consumer Use Products (copy paper/paper towels/paper napkins/to-go boxes/straws) Use of Eco-Friendly/Bio-Degradable liquids/cleaners/soaps Use of Eco-Friendly/Bio-Degradable liquids/cleaners/soaps Elimination of Styrofoam products Elimination of Styrofoam products Recycling programs for Oil/Grease/Toner Cartridges Recycling programs for Oil/Grease/Toner Cartridges Erosion Control Initiatives Erosion Control Initiatives

9 Walk before you Run…….. Consultation with local Environmental Organization or Specialist Consultation with local Environmental Organization or Specialist Gather information from your local Competitive set regarding their current or Green Initiatives Gather information from your local Competitive set regarding their current or Green Initiatives Consideration of a Phase I, II, III program Consideration of a Phase I, II, III program

10 Information The following information/examples provided to you are a result of a 14 month effort by the management/ staff at TPC Sawgrass The following information/examples provided to you are a result of a 14 month effort by the management/ staff at TPC Sawgrass The information is broken down by department to help facilitate a better understanding of the many opportunities available to each club regarding environmental sensitivity and partnership The information is broken down by department to help facilitate a better understanding of the many opportunities available to each club regarding environmental sensitivity and partnership

11 Golf Course Maintenance Golf Course Maintenance Implementation of Integrated Pest Management System Implementation of Integrated Pest Management System Audubon Certification and Recertification- Next Recertification in 2009 Audubon Certification and Recertification- Next Recertification in 2009 Planted over 25,000 new shrubs, groundcover and perennials that have been planted on the golf courses, clubhouse and entry drives-This is equivalent to 250,000 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 551,150 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions Savings Planted over 25,000 new shrubs, groundcover and perennials that have been planted on the golf courses, clubhouse and entry drives-This is equivalent to 250,000 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 551,150 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions Savings Planted nearly 1,000 new trees between the two golf courses, the entry drive and clubhouse grounds- drives-This is equivalent to 20,300 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 44,753.38 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions Savings Planted nearly 1,000 new trees between the two golf courses, the entry drive and clubhouse grounds- drives-This is equivalent to 20,300 KG/YR in Co2 Savings and 44,753.38 LBS/YR in CO2 Emissions Savings The Department of Agriculture inspects our chemical storage and procedures annually The Department of Agriculture inspects our chemical storage and procedures annually “Spoon feed” nutrients through the irrigation system as needed to avoid waste “Spoon feed” nutrients through the irrigation system as needed to avoid waste Saved nearly 100 trees and transplanted them to new locations including 12 large live oaks (40,000 lbs/tree) Saved nearly 100 trees and transplanted them to new locations including 12 large live oaks (40,000 lbs/tree) Saved and transplanted a 19 inch diameter live oak that weighed 80,000 lbs Saved and transplanted a 19 inch diameter live oak that weighed 80,000 lbs 150 gallons of solvent and 400 gallons of oil are refined and recycled by Safety- Kleen annually 150 gallons of solvent and 400 gallons of oil are refined and recycled by Safety- Kleen annually

12 Golf Course Maintenance Vegetative Debris Management- On 230 acres of turf, grass clippings are mulched, and on 20 acres turf clippings are disbursed into the woods. No waste is created- it all goes back into the environment Vegetative Debris Management- On 230 acres of turf, grass clippings are mulched, and on 20 acres turf clippings are disbursed into the woods. No waste is created- it all goes back into the environment Renovated 1.5 linear miles of lake bank that has been planted in native vegetation Renovated 1.5 linear miles of lake bank that has been planted in native vegetation Installed over 1 mile of bulk heads to greatly reduce the amount of sediment run off into the lakes Installed over 1 mile of bulk heads to greatly reduce the amount of sediment run off into the lakes Cleaner/ degreaser for all Golf Course Maintenance equipment is made with “Biodegradable Detergents”- we use 55 gallons annually Cleaner/ degreaser for all Golf Course Maintenance equipment is made with “Biodegradable Detergents”- we use 55 gallons annually Limited water usage- only using water from the Aquifer when necessary- Water usage was reduced 87% over last year Limited water usage- only using water from the Aquifer when necessary- Water usage was reduced 87% over last year Pesticide/Herbicide/Insecticide Review- five people are pesticide licensed Pesticide/Herbicide/Insecticide Review- five people are pesticide licensed Changed out on-course bathrooms to eco-friendly products Changed out on-course bathrooms to eco-friendly products On course bathrooms have motion sensors on the lights to prevent wasting electricity On course bathrooms have motion sensors on the lights to prevent wasting electricity St John’s County Health Inspector inspects our storage tanks annually St John’s County Health Inspector inspects our storage tanks annually Gas storage tanks are kept above ground to prevent ground contamination Gas storage tanks are kept above ground to prevent ground contamination

13 Administration Administration TPC SAWGRASS Green Initiative Committee was formed in May 2007and meets on a monthly basis TPC SAWGRASS Green Initiative Committee was formed in May 2007and meets on a monthly basis We are recycling paper that is put into the shredder We are recycling paper that is put into the shredder We are recycling cardboard through Waste Management We are recycling cardboard through Waste Management Using a “State of the Art” Energy/Lighting system to minimize electrical consumption Using a “State of the Art” Energy/Lighting system to minimize electrical consumption Changed out all table and floor lamps to florescent bulbs to conserve energy- This will cost us $1352 less per year and save us 9200 kWh of Life Cycle Energy and will reduce Life Cycle Air Pollution by 14,122 lbs of CO2 Changed out all table and floor lamps to florescent bulbs to conserve energy- This will cost us $1352 less per year and save us 9200 kWh of Life Cycle Energy and will reduce Life Cycle Air Pollution by 14,122 lbs of CO2 Florescent bulbs are recycled by Safety Kleen Florescent bulbs are recycled by Safety Kleen Toner and Ink cartridges are recycled Toner and Ink cartridges are recycled Copy paper used is 10% post consumer recycled paper Copy paper used is 10% post consumer recycled paper Water Consumption- All fixtures are low volume Water Consumption- All fixtures are low volume Continually researching new recycled products for use whenever possible Continually researching new recycled products for use whenever possible Changed hand soap throughout the clubhouse to “green certified” hand soap Changed hand soap throughout the clubhouse to “green certified” hand soap Switched to recycled C-fold towels Switched to recycled C-fold towels Jani King switching to Eco Friendly/Bio-degradable Cleaning Solutions Jani King switching to Eco Friendly/Bio-degradable Cleaning Solutions No longer print employee newsletters- all info goes on the employee website instead No longer print employee newsletters- all info goes on the employee website instead

14 Food and Beverage Currently purchasing 30% of Club’s produce from organic farms, Twinn Bridges Currently purchasing 30% of Club’s produce from organic farms, Twinn Bridges Implemented a Grease recycle program through Griffins Industries Implemented a Grease recycle program through Griffins Industries Solid Waste Reduction- Grease traps and sand separator are pumped quarterly Solid Waste Reduction- Grease traps and sand separator are pumped quarterly Have changed coffee cups to 10% recycled paper Have changed coffee cups to 10% recycled paper Completely eliminated Styrofoam, using corn based cups instead Completely eliminated Styrofoam, using corn based cups instead Using sugarcane to-go boxes and plates Using sugarcane to-go boxes and plates We currently offer eco-friendly wine by Benzinger We currently offer eco-friendly wine by Benzinger Ecolab has been contacted and we have switched to all eco-friendly products that they supply Ecolab has been contacted and we have switched to all eco-friendly products that they supply Switched to eco-friendly hand soap in the kitchen Switched to eco-friendly hand soap in the kitchen In final stages of implementing Eco-friendly napkins In final stages of implementing Eco-friendly napkins Implemented a corn-based straw for the dining room Implemented a corn-based straw for the dining room Having conversations with Alsco about eco-friendly linens Having conversations with Alsco about eco-friendly linens

15 Golf Operations Golf Operations Currently operating 164 Electric Golf cars, 3 Electric Carry-alls, and 3 Electric 6 seaters Currently operating 164 Electric Golf cars, 3 Electric Carry-alls, and 3 Electric 6 seaters Using Eco Tees made from a renewable source corn products Using Eco Tees made from a renewable source corn products We use a pressure wash system to wash carts- cuts back on waste of water- uses 8 gallons per minute vs. old system used 14 gallons per minute We use a pressure wash system to wash carts- cuts back on waste of water- uses 8 gallons per minute vs. old system used 14 gallons per minute All cleaning products for cart washing used are eco-friendly All cleaning products for cart washing used are eco-friendly Internally using recycled paper for scrap paper Internally using recycled paper for scrap paper Using towels instead of paper products to clean Using towels instead of paper products to clean Breaking down cardboard and recycling it through Waste Management Breaking down cardboard and recycling it through Waste Management Use eco-friendly bags for merchandise Use eco-friendly bags for merchandise Recycling Plastic/Aluminum/Paper- New receptacles from Prestwick have been put on the golf courses for recycling these items Recycling Plastic/Aluminum/Paper- New receptacles from Prestwick have been put on the golf courses for recycling these items Internally Recycle bubble wrap Internally Recycle bubble wrap We added a green friendly hat from Imperial to the golf shop- sold 96 units in 2 weeks We added a green friendly hat from Imperial to the golf shop- sold 96 units in 2 weeks Our first full "Green" apparel line from Tehama will be coming Our first full "Green" apparel line from Tehama will be coming Looking into using recycled paper for scorecard production Looking into using recycled paper for scorecard production

16 PGA TOUR Events Recycling of plastic and aluminum beverage containers (bottles, cans, cups) Use recycled paper to print tickets, brochures, programs, etc… Recycling of cardboard boxes Recycling / reuse of shipping pallets Recycle the carpet in all the tents

17 THE PLAYERS Championship Recycled 100K in plastic bottles Recycled 100K in plastic bottles Recycled 30K in aluminum cans Recycled 30K in aluminum cans Creation of “Green Team” Ecology Committee Creation of “Green Team” Ecology Committee Recycled 150,000 square feet of hospitality venue carpet by Champion Polymer Recycling Recycled 150,000 square feet of hospitality venue carpet by Champion Polymer Recycling

18 Getting the word out to our employees… Roll-out to Employees at Club-wide Staff Meeting Roll-out to Employees at Club-wide Staff Meeting Communicate Regularly about Green Initiatives in Employee Newsletter Communicate Regularly about Green Initiatives in Employee Newsletter Our green initiative is highlighted and updated regularly on our employee website www.sawgrassteam.com Our green initiative is highlighted and updated regularly on our employee website www.sawgrassteam.com

19 Did You Know ? The public transportation that we have is a wreck. The U.S. continues to promote and invest in private car travel rather than public transportation. The public transportation that we have is a wreck. The U.S. continues to promote and invest in private car travel rather than public transportation. The human population of the world is expected to be nearly tripled by the year 2100. The human population of the world is expected to be nearly tripled by the year 2100. A three percent annual growth rate will result in the doubling of consumption and production of food and other products in 25 short years. The amount of motor vehicles that are expected to be operated will increase 15 million a year until at least 2020. A three percent annual growth rate will result in the doubling of consumption and production of food and other products in 25 short years. The amount of motor vehicles that are expected to be operated will increase 15 million a year until at least 2020. The world's per capita grain production has been on the downfall since 1985 despite the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The world's per capita grain production has been on the downfall since 1985 despite the use of fertilizers and pesticides.

20 Did You Know? Already a train system has been developed (back in 1987) which is based on magnetic levitation and causes minimal pollution. These versions of a train are already in use in several countries. Already a train system has been developed (back in 1987) which is based on magnetic levitation and causes minimal pollution. These versions of a train are already in use in several countries. Fiber optics, made of glass, are being used to replace copper cables throughout the world. Fiber optics, made of glass, are being used to replace copper cables throughout the world. The uncontrolled fishing that is allowed has reduced the amount of commercial species. Some species, up to one- tenth of their original population. The uncontrolled fishing that is allowed has reduced the amount of commercial species. Some species, up to one- tenth of their original population. Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them

21 Emergency Evacuation Plans Established Hurricane Evacuation Plan Completed Hurricane Evacuation Plan Completed Fire Safety Plan (FSP) Completed Fire Safety Plan (FSP) Completed Both plans have been given to each department and are also available on the employee website Both plans have been given to each department and are also available on the employee website

22 Environmentally Friendly Vendors Advanced Disposal-Aluminum and Glass Recycling- Derick Redding- 904-338- 9701 Advanced Disposal-Aluminum and Glass Recycling- Derick Redding- 904-338- 9701 Alsco- Environmentally friendly linens- Rico- 904-354-6675 Alsco- Environmentally friendly linens- Rico- 904-354-6675 Club Car – Electric Golf Carts/ utility vehicles -Danny Eckels- 904-838-4703 Club Car – Electric Golf Carts/ utility vehicles -Danny Eckels- 904-838-4703 Eco Golf Tees- 888-326-3003 Eco Golf Tees- 888-326-3003 Eco-Lab- Cleaning products-800- 352- 5326 Eco-Lab- Cleaning products-800- 352- 5326 Griffin Industries- Grease Recycling Program- Chuck Blocker- 904-964-8083 Griffin Industries- Grease Recycling Program- Chuck Blocker- 904-964-8083 Heritage Paper- Paper products (to go boxes, straws, cups, silverware), bathroom supplies and cleaning products- Tom White- 904-737-6603 Heritage Paper- Paper products (to go boxes, straws, cups, silverware), bathroom supplies and cleaning products- Tom White- 904-737-6603 Imperial Headwear- Green friendly hats- Susan Budreau- sbudreau@oxfordgolf.com Imperial Headwear- Green friendly hats- Susan Budreau- sbudreau@oxfordgolf.com NAPA- Biodegradable Cleaners- Bill Richardson- 904-545-0225 NAPA- Biodegradable Cleaners- Bill Richardson- 904-545-0225 Office Depot- recycled office supplies- 1-888-2-OFFICE Office Depot- recycled office supplies- 1-888-2-OFFICE Prestwick- recycling receptacles for the golf courses- Tyler Morse- 800- 505-7926- tmorse@prestwickgolfgroup.com Prestwick- recycling receptacles for the golf courses- Tyler Morse- 800- 505-7926- tmorse@prestwickgolfgroup.com Proline- On course signage- Phil Mullinax-1-800-544-9824 ext 202 Proline- On course signage- Phil Mullinax-1-800-544-9824 ext 202 Safety -Kleen Systems-Jonas Hughes- 904-264-2607 Safety -Kleen Systems-Jonas Hughes- 904-264-2607 Tehama- Green friendly clothing line- 303-238-4855 Tehama- Green friendly clothing line- 303-238-4855 Twinn Bridges- Organic Produce- Denise- 904-259-3240 Twinn Bridges- Organic Produce- Denise- 904-259-3240 Waste Management- Recycling Cardboard- Randy- 904-626-6765 Waste Management- Recycling Cardboard- Randy- 904-626-6765


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