2011 SportsTurf Managers Association Conference and Trade Show included several sessions on sustainability techniques that have been used in golf course and city park and recreation operations that save on supplies/U/420/Userfiles/Blog/GolfCoursePollutionPervention.pdf">Golf Course Pollution Prevention Guide, that can be easily adapted to sports field managers.
Many other recommendations were mentioned during the presentation to include, composting (e.g., using the coffee grounds from food service which is an excellent mulching material), using waste oil in low cost waste oil heaters, introducing motion sensors in facilities to minimize use of lights, and helping educate the community by incorporating signage in areas where stewardship practices are being implemented.
For example in an earlier blog post discussed how the use of turf colorants is a money saving practice by reducing the amount of overseeding
. Tru Mark continues to help field marking staff better appreciate the justification for converting from aerosol to bulk latex paint operations
, saving paint, containers, and time (and the environment).