Making Environmental Management More User Friendly

Debra Swartz

Meeting and exceeding environmental management goals for your property is now easier than ever. Due to the experience of a few pioneers and the recent development of new environmental management system (EMS) tools for golf, you can work smarter not harder within the confines of your budget to rapidly advance sustainability of your facility. Join Debra Swartz to learn about environmental standards and increasing regulations in the U.S. and abroad. Topics covered include the desire to continually reduce risk, manage legal liabilities, and improve environmental performance.

Original presentation date: Oct. 24, 2012

About the instructor

Debbie SwartzDebra S. Swartz received her bachelor of science degree in geology from Michigan State University and began work with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources by conducting hydrogeological investigations. Her work contributed to the cleanup of contaminated groundwater and the protection of Michigan’s drinking water supplies. In 1998 she began work with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and coordinated with the Michigan State University Turf Team as an adjunct outreach specialist to launch the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program. For the past 14 years, Swartz has worked with the turfgrass industry to reduce environmental risks and liabilities, increase compliance with environmental laws, protect water resources, conserve energy and increase overall environmental sustainability. She has been a GCSAA instructor for the past 10 years, teaching at the education conference and via webcast.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2

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