Professional Grounds Management Society Builds Sustainability into Green Star Award Scoring Rubric

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced they have incorporated sustainability into the scoring rubric for the annual Green Star Awards program. Sustainability has become one of the most important elements of a landscape management program and landscape managers around the world have worked diligently to build sustainable practices and ideals into their programs and routines. In keeping with this, PGMS has built specific scoring components into their Green Star Awards program scoring rubric in an effort to both acknowledge and evaluate a landscape programs sustainability practices. New sustainable judging elements in the rubric include: in the landscape category, demonstrated sustainable practices and methods; in the challenges category, multiple responsibilities including certification processes for sustainability; and in the turf category, demonstrated sustainable practices and methods.
“Clearly, we have a vested interest in the implementation of the Sustainability initiative,” said Joe Jackson, CGM (Certified Grounds Manager), the PGMS vice president and Director of Grounds & Sanitation Services for Facilities Management at Duke University in Durham, N.C. who serves on the Sustainability Sites Initiative Task Force.
The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds management programs that exhibit a high degree of excellence in certain areas, most importantly in sustainability practices and policies but also in turf management, landscape design and more. More details on the program can be found at

Most Popular

Golf Course Trades is produced by Golf Trades LLC and is a golf course superintendent niche digital marketing specialist. Golf Course Trades utilizes the 30 years of b2b relationships to help companies target golf courses utilizing our website, newsletter, and online turf directory. Please contact Golf Course Trades at or call (931) 484-8819 to request a full media kit.

Sign up below for our eNewsletter and to receive the same great Golf Course Trades content in your email box.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Copyright © 2016-2022 The Golf Course Trades

To Top

Never Miss A Headline

Get our Weekly recap with the latest news, articles, and resources.