Well this week I found a video, a picture, and a couple article. The video I found was quite useful and interesting. It is always nice to learn information through different sources. I learned from the video, the treats golf courses impose on rural communities. Did you know that 7x as many pesticides are used for golf courses then farming. It was also crazy that in the video the pesticides turned water from a river red. Like that’s so insane. Imagine trying to grow a farm with that kind of water. This video gives u a pretty good picture of the problems associated with golf courses.

I also found a picture in Egypt of a golf course. Who could think of lush greens in the middle of a desert? Like that is defiantly the biggest waste of water ever.

The articles I found were intriguing. The first was called “Environmental crises call for closer look at golf courses”, was on the little short side, but brings up a good point. That there is no sustainable golf course in the world today. The “Global Anti-Golf Movement”, on Facebook says that even know we are trying to make greener golf courses, there never will be any environment-friendly or sustainable golf course ever. So that is very interesting to think about. It is a huge sport in the world that is so damaging to the world and there will never be a way to make it earth friendly. It just seems better if the sport of golf was banned, the environment would be so much better off. This other article I found was a little amusing because Justin Timberlake is trying to be seen as an environmentally friend character and a role model. Justin is building a new golf course that is somewhat friendly to the earth, with electric carts, the plating of native spices, and a rain reservoir for watering. He hopes by doing this he can set an example for other golf courses throughout the world. This article was useful to. It had good facts that even bring out more of the impacts golf courses have. It is estimated that all the golf courses in the world use around 2.5 billion gallons of clean water daily. That is enough water for 4.7 billion people. It just blows my mind that golf courses would use so much clean water.

Jesse out, be posting some new stuff next week.

Video: http://www.5min.com/Video/Impact-of-Water-Usage-on-Japanese-Golf-Courses-489141638

Articles: http://business.inquirer.net/money/features/view/20110204-318472/Environmental-crises-call-for-closer-look-at-golf-courses