Audubon International announces partnership with epar

Relationship will provide cloud-based approach to sustainability challenges on Australian golf courses

Audubon International announced a new partnership with epar that will extend its worldwide footprint and help influence, build and recognize Australian golf as a sustainable, compliant and climate-smart sport.

Based in Broadmeadow NSW Australia, epar works with like-minded sport sustainability allies to explore and develop innovative net-zero approaches, technologies, and nature-based climate change solutions that address the fundamental sustainability challenges facing golf.

Connect 2.0, epar’s RegTech technology, digitizes the pathway of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program’s six-part certification. This new cloud-based approach will provide faster sustainability insights into every Australian golf course and recognize and reward their efforts.

“This new alliance is a perfect fit for both sides and Audubon International is beyond excited for the opportunity to extend its reach Down Under and help Australian golf courses develop and execute a plan that will protect the environment and promote sustainability,” Audubon International CEO Christine Kane said.

Since 1991, the ACSP has steadily grown to include approximately 2,000 golf courses in the U.S. and three dozen countries worldwide.

“This collaboration will allow us to share golf’s leading certification recognition program with clubs throughout Australia,” epar founder and CEO Terry Muir said. “This partnership builds on a common shared vision between our organizations, and we are excited to enable all Australian golf clubs access to the latest technology and information in support of golf’s action on sustainability and climate change.”

For 20 years, epar has helped clients build sustainability action strategies into their operations and mitigate the risks that come with managing a golf facility. Along with parent company Environmental Business Solutions, epar works with clients to build capabilities – from identifying and measuring impacts, to scenario planning, to reporting on sustainable achievements, and maintaining a safe environment that will thrive in a low carbon future.