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BOYNE Golf and our resort properties are committed to sustainability and we're working hard to reduce our environmental impact at every level of resort operations. Over the next few years, we'll continue to utilize a combination of cutting-edge technology and ingenuity to increase efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, and ensure the health of our natural resources for generations to come. Our efforts are in coordination with Forever Project, Boyne Resorts' goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero throughout North American operations by 2030.

Reduced Water Consumption

We have reduced our consumption of water within our golf division with a reduction of watering on the greens, and halting of watering on certain natural areas of the courses. Our practices have resulted in a 60% reduction in water use equal to 5,742,000 gallons a year.

Reduced Fuel Usage

Another facet of our resort’s fight against greenhouse gasses is reducing fuel usage at our golf divisions. Fuel consumption is down by 500 gallons per year since reducing fairway mowing to twice per week during the golf season and by switching to polymer-coated fertilizers, the amount of Nitrous Oxide released into the air from our courses is reduced and slowed.

Reduction of Plastic

We have also implemented self-serve water stations on our golf courses, replacing bottled water use, contributing to a reduction in waste. This reduces plastic bottle consumption by over 150,000 bottles per year.

Our Sustainability Effort

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Sustainability Efficiency

Mindful Efficiency

Create and maintain a culture of reduction: energy use, waste output, water impact; balanced with maximized utilization of our human, technological, natural, and financial resources.

Sustainability Conservation

Tireless Conservation

Protect the natural environment unwaveringly, ensuring proper use for purposes related to outdoor recreation, and preserving or rehabilitating the land over which we are stewards.

Sustainability Innovation

INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

Support and reward outreach and partnerships that extend beyond all traditional boundaries, providing deeply valuable impact among our team members, and in our communities, industry, and environment for the long term.

Our Approach

NET ZERO EMISSIONS

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    COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL/REGIONAL UTILITIES SUPPLIERS TO IDENTIFY AND ACT UPON OPPORTUNITIES OF EVERY SCALE TO REDUCE ENERGY AND FUEL USE
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    ENGAGE EXPERTS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO HELP CHART A PATH TOWARD A FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
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    FULLY IMMERSE NET ZERO INTENTIONS, TACTICS, AND TARGETS INTO THE COMPANY’S CULTURE
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    THOROUGHLY AND CONTINUOUSLY EDUCATE TEAM MEMBERS ON THE PURPOSE AND SPECIFIC PLANS, THE NECESSITY OF THEIR SUPPORT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE WORKPLACE, AND THE VALUE OF THEIR INPUT AND IDEAS
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    PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY WHERE AVAILABLE AND PARTICIPATION WITH LOCAL/REGIONAL GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE IN EACH RESORT COMMUNITY
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    FURTHER REDUCE ELECTRICITY USE THROUGH FOCUSED AND ONGOING REVISION OF RESORT OPERATIONS PRACTICES IN AREAS SUCH AS SNOWMAKING, SNOW GROOMING, AND TURF MAINTENANCE
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    CONTINUED ENHANCEMENT OF LOW-ENERGY AND PROPRIETARY SNOWMAKING EQUIPMENT
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    PURCHASE OF ONLY THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, AND TECHNOLOGY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE OPERATION; UPGRADING AS POSSIBLE
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    UTILIZE GREEN BUILDING GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITY AND REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
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    REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON NATURAL GAS
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    FORMALIZE THE COMPANY’S HISTORICAL COMMITMENT TO PLANTING TREES AS A MEANS OF OFFSETTING ENERGY USE

OUR SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE