Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection honored the Boca Raton club for achieving a municipal solid-waste recycling rate of 92%.
Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has honored the Broken Sound Club for its outstanding recycling efforts. The club’s General Manager, John Crean, CCM, CCE, accepted the commendation for the club achieving a municipal solid-waste recycling rate of 92%. Broken Sound, which employs 350 people and is home to nearly 1,600 families, has “woven environmental stewardship into every aspect of our operations,” Crean noted in accepting the award.
Broken Sound Club, which uses an environmental composter/digester to reduce green and food waste and produce refined compost, is only the second golf facility in the U.S. to be GEO-Certified – the sustainability assurance of the international non-profit Golf Environment Organization (GEO). The club will host the Champions Tour’s Allianz Championship, February 6-12, as one of the nation’s first zero-waste golf tournaments.
Named a Five-Star Platinum Club of America, a distinction held by fewer than three percent of the nation’s 6,000 private clubs, Broken Sound Club spans approximately 1,000 acres. The community possesses two golf courses, a 23-court tennis center and 27 residential villages.