The Byron Goes Green

By Grant Stinchfield
|  Friday, May 22, 2009  |  Updated 5:59 PM CDT
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80 percent of the waste generated by golfers, volunteers and spectators at the HP Byron Nelson Classic will be recycled.

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The Byron Goes Green

When it comes to golf, green is the color of choice. Nowhere is that more evident than at the HP Byron Nelson Classic.
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When it comes to golf, green is the color of choice.  Nowhere is that more evident than at the HP Byron Nelson Classic. 

Tournament organizers continued the trend of “going green” this week. 

This year 80 percent of the waste generated by golfers, volunteers and spectators will be recycled. 

“It’s something every event, every individual needs to be more aware of and practice more,” said tournament chairman Charley Spradley.

This year the media guides, normally printed, are now saved on reusable jump drives. 

The mulch used in all the decorative areas is recycled and can be recycled. 

Even the garbage bags are made from recycled materials. 

“I think going green is great,” said spectator Felix Castillo. Many of the fans at the Four Season in Las Colinas think the idea of going green should be instituted at all sporting events. 

“Any little thing we can do to save the environment is worth the effort,” added spectator Rob Devita.

By next year, The Nelson plans to power all its generators with environmentally friendly bio-diesel fuel. 

Organizers insist their going green initiative is in the spirit of upholding Byron Nelson’s legacy of giving back to the community.
 

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