THE 2016 RBC HERITAGE WILL BE A CARBON NEUTRAL EVENT
Greening the RBC Heritage
RBC, along with the Heritage Classic Foundation, Sea Pines Resort and our suppliers are committed to environmental sustainability and have implemented numerous environmental initiatives for this year’s tournament:
- Over 100 recycling receptacles are available to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to local landfills.
- Concessions will be served in compostable or recyclable food packaging, avoiding Styrofoam with condiments served in bulk, where possible.
- Unused food will be donated to Second Helpings, a local organization that collects and distributes food to agencies serving the disadvantaged.
- All cardboard from tournament and clubhouse will be baled and recycled.
- Pre-consumer vegetative food waste is composted and used in the resort.
- Landscape debris will be turned into mulch and used in the community.
This is a carbon-neutral Event
- This event is powered with green-e certified renewable electricity, courtesy of Palmetto Electric Cooperative.
- Greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of diesel generators, event vehicles, and Clubhouse operations will be neutralized through the purchase and retirement of high quality carbon offsets.
- Harbour Town Golf Links is accessible by bicycle and racks are located within walking distance of the Harbour Town Clubhouse and around the perimeter of the golf course. In 2015, over 7,000 bicycles were used to travel to the area.
Environmentally responsible golf course operations
- Since 2006, Harbour Town Golf Links has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Less than five per cent of US golf courses have this prestigious environmental designation.
- Harbour Town Golf Links, along with their two other courses achieved GEO Certification in 2015.