World Environment Day (WED), is celebrated on the 5th of June each year, and stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. This day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness, and since its inception in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Above all, WED is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That ‘something’ can have a local, national or global focus.
Each WED is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. This year the campaign slogan is “Only One Earth”, with a focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”. The winner for 2021/22 is the SABI RIVER SUN GOLF CLUB in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, while Special Mention Awards go to Umhlali Country Club in Kwa Zulu Natal, and George Golf Club in the Southern Cape.
The SABI RIVER SUN GOLF CLUB has recorded outstanding levels of detail and standards in terms of good governance and environmental compliance, and it is tting that on WED the club should be appropriately recognised. Winning this award cannot be achieved without the passion and commitment of many people who embrace the management benets of sustainability, underpinned by good governance, environmental compliance, and who recognise and acknowledge the threats of climate change, and realise the need for a focus on living sustainably and in harmony with nature. Therefore, in making this award to SABI RIVER SUN GOLF CLUB, we also oer special congratulations to the club’s Chairman Tony Ridle, fellow board member Ray Jaray, the golf club’s Captain Ryan McCain, the Sabi River Sun GM Malcolm Bone, Southern Sun and the course superintendent Mark Pain, and their respective teams.