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The scoop: Golf is still growing, but it needs to incorporate sustainable practices to keep trending up.
Why it matters: Golf uses 2 billion gallons of water every day, and makes up over a million acres of land in the US alone.
- Invest in new technologies that conserve freshwater.
- Take advantage of regenerative and eco-friendly management practices like limiting the use of pesticides, encouraging the growth of wild plants off the fairway, or enacting policies that treat wildlife responsibly.
Bottom line: As a major outdoor sport, golf has a serious opportunity here to capture the hearts of young athletes. As much as it will be challenge, golf and sustainability can work together very well.
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The scoop The 2020 election is just around the corner. Where do Biden and Trump stand on sustainability?
Biden's campaign website highlights that he plans to implement the key foundational elements for building a sustainable future –
- Comprehensive climate plan w/ emphasis on clean energy and international cooperation.
- Racial equity as a centerpiece for environmental justice.
Trump's campaign focuses on a short-term growth mindset of maximizing existing industries and economic growth.
- The decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, slashing federal funding for environmental initiatives, and weakening environmental protection acts to prop up corporations.
- America-first policy
- Lower corporate/individual taxes
Bottom line Biden’s plan for a sustainable future is pretty on point – better/more affordable housing plans, a massive Green Deal, and of course working on racial reform. Trump’s plan is to “go, go, go!”.
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