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Sustainability & Disc Golf

For disc golfers who appreciate the environmental friendliness, as well as the social and economic egalitarianism, of our sport.

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Latest Activity: Feb 19

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Plastic Water Bottles! 17 Replies

Started by Anthony DeMers. Last reply by R Hayes Apr 20, 2010.

Butts and Arses, what to do? 3 Replies

Started by Nascar Dave. Last reply by William Gilbert Jun 10, 2009.

Tournament Ideas 6 Replies

Started by Christian Dietrich. Last reply by Paul Thompson Dec 27, 2008.

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Comment by Trotter on December 22, 2009 at 11:53am
I love the sign idea... nicely done.
Comment by tick on December 22, 2009 at 11:32am
It is so sad that our discussions of sustainability concentrate around litter! Litter is an unfortunately huge problem, but rather petty in comparison to the dangers of global warming, and the need to find long term ways to pursue our sport in a totally sustainable way. Can we find ways to design, build and maintain courses without burning fossil fuels? Are we composting the grass and brush that we cut, or using these for mulch? Yes, the litter problem is important, it's just sad that we are still spending so much effort on it!!
Comment by Nascar Dave on September 11, 2009 at 10:33am


This effort has not only gained us recognition with casual golfers who come to the course but the other park users like the dog walkers. They see that we're there and we make a difference. The club has recieved alot of possitive attention.
Comment by Duh on July 7, 2009 at 5:07pm
I've always been annoyed by all the trash at our courses. I pick up trash during my round and encourage other golfers to keep the course clean. I was really sickened when I went out to play yesterday; there was a ton of beer cans and plastic bottles strewn throughout the trees. I picked up 2 bags full of trash!

I recently started running the local league. We play twice a week, once at each course. It was recommended that we send out trash bags with the groups during league. I would like to hear someone else's thoughts on this, please.
Comment by Paul Thompson on June 10, 2009 at 10:38am
Cool Planet Eco-Disc Tour of the Eastern USA- July 2-24, 2009


Paul Thompson, retired teacher, Cool Planet Founder and Edina Energy and Environment Commissioner is going on an Eco-disc tour for Cool Planet, 1 Sky and 350.org to link disc play with environmental action .

If you live along this route... Leave July 2 Mpls- Madison- Chicago-Indy- Louisville- Bowling Green- Nashville- Chattanooga- Atlanta- Jacksonville...STOP for World Overalls July 7-12- Savannah- Augusta- Columbia SC- Charlotte- Winston Salem- STOP City Council mtg -Greensboro- Durham- Richmond VA- Fredericksburg- DC-STOP DC Ultimate Championships and Play Frisbee-Heal the Earth Family Festival (remember the Smithsonian Festivals?) on July 18-19 for golf, ddc, accuracy, ultimate, yoga, massage and Climate Action with mentoring new players and learning how we can all cut our carbon and live green.- Pittsburgh- Columbus-Detroit- South Bend- Chicago- Milwaukee and back to Mpls….please consider the following:

Asking for you to connect me with friends, host or attend a 2-hour gathering with family members, disc friends, city council members, mayors, and eco activists.... at your home, coffee shop or other public location. The purpose of the gatherings are to educate and inspire attendees to create Energy Commissions and Community Green Teams, to discuss alternate transportation, community gardens, passing the Waxman-Markey Climate Legislation and "Connecting People around nature, energy use, disc play and a Changing Climate"...the Cool Planet mission.

Spread the word and check out 350.org and sign up to participate in the 10/24 International Day of Climate Action 6 weeks before the Copenhagen Climate Summit to re write the failed Kyoto Agreement...our last chance to get it right!!!!

Paul 952-920-1547
ptflydisc@aol.com
moving past recycling and changing our light bulbs to a new way of living
Comment by Disc Player Sports on June 10, 2009 at 8:35am
If your interested
Grow your own
Comment by Disc Player Sports on June 10, 2009 at 7:35am
New '09 Shut Up & Throw Bottom Stamped (Green Stamp Only)
Eco Star Destroyerswill be available soon @ Disc Player approved retailers.
Sorry for the spam, trying to do our part instead of selling "new" plastic.
Does the smooth top make the disc fly better?
On the clean up note:
We disc golfers every year take part in a River City clean up.
Too bad there is so much plastic bags floating around.
Why is it that "China" can ban them (big polluters) and here We do not?
Comment by Nascar Dave on April 24, 2009 at 9:49am
Here are a couple things we're doing to help keep our park looking good.
1. We found a guy that comes to the park on Saturday and Sunday morning to collect all the aluminum for the trash cans. We told him the trash pick-up schedule so he always gets there before them and it reduces the amount of trash going to a landfill.
2. We are in the process for signing up the club for "Keep Weatherford Beautiful" which is like the many roadside sponsorships. We agree to host six workdays a year to clean the park. We're doing it anyway so why not? This also helps in our relationship with the neighbors of the park, shedding a positive light on us.
Comment by Paul Thompson on March 22, 2009 at 3:46pm
nice photo, now to get them to stop smoking.
Comment by Nascar Dave on March 21, 2009 at 8:27pm
We picked up butts today during the mini, everyone just jumped in that was on my card, filled up a whole water bottle.

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