International Golf Courses to be Issued Certified Carbon Credits by Australian Environmental Services Company

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**Environmental Business Solutions through its E-PAR® solution will provide certification enabling International Golf Courses to generate Carbon Credits **

In achieving this certification standard it will enable our E-PARĀ® solution to audit and certify golf courses. This will mean we can not only calculate their CO2 emissions but we can also calculate their carbon offsets or credits they are generating.

Environmental Business Solutions announces global initiative for Golf Courses, Turf Farms and Race Courses at The 24th Australian Turfgrass Conference. Mr. Terry Muir, Managing Director of Environmental Business Solutions, which provides an Environmental Management Solution (E-PAR®) to International Golf Courses, Turf farms and Race Courses, announced today that their company had now achieved certification of its systems to international standards.

Mr. Muir advised, "In achieving this certification standard it will enable our E-PAR® solution to audit and certify golf courses. This will mean we can not only calculate their CO2 emissions but we can also calculate their carbon offsets or credits they are generating."

Mr. Muir advised that Environmental Business Solutions had been part of the AUSINDSTRY COMET Program and has been fortunate to achieve their assistance in making E-PAR® a truly global solution for Environmental Management.

In making the announcement at The 24th Australian Turfgrass Conference in Melbourne today, Mr. Muir advised he was not surprised by the amount of interest in carbon credits and carbon offsets by the industry. "The industry has been at the leading edge of environmental best practices for many years, they can now start to achieve the recognition of their efforts by generating internationally recognised carbon credits."

"We believe in a very short period of time we will have a pooled carbon exchange with millions of carbon credits that can sold to groups such as the World Banks Carbon Finance Unit," Muir continued.

In July 2007, Professor Bob Carrow advised in a US Golf Association study that E-PAR® is recognized as the most advanced program applying Environmental Management Solution concept to golf course in the world.

Mr. Muir concluded by thanking AUSINDUSTRY, Mr. Peter Milla his COMET BUSINESS ADVISOR and SHIFT2NEULTRAL® in assisting his company and the industry move to this new level of recognition

For Further Information:
Mr. Terry Muir
Environmental Business Solutions (E-PAR®)
T: +61 (2) 4961 4060
M: +61(0)412 294 514
E: terry @ epar.com.au

About E-PAR®:
Delivers low cost high return sustainable environmental management solutions to Golf Courses, Turf Farms and Race Courses.
We offer a valued contribution to the environmental management profile of the golfing industry. Not just through the provision of environmental management guidelines but through the development of a robust internationally credible framework within which the industry can understand, interpret and action its unique environmental goals.
We developed a new generation management tool called e-par® to assist the golfing industry enter a new phase of golf course environmental management. The e-par® EMS is easy to understand, relevant to golf and what happens on golf courses, and meets and exceeds the requirements of international standards for environmental management systems.
Through e-par® our team has delivered the most innovative and robust environmental solution for golf clubs and we are committed to making e-par the system clubs can trust and rely on for their environmental management needs.

About SHIFT2NEUTRAL®:
Shift2Neutral is a leader in the neutralisation of carbon emissions in the world. We help neutralise the home, workplace, industry and travel - whether it be by plane, train or automobile. Shift2Neutral® has developed its own certification standard and solution. The certification mark has now been registered as a trademark and the certification process and documentation has been structured around international protocols, we utilize these protocols to enable true certification and standard of carbon credits in Australia and Internationally.

For more information contact
Shift2Neutral Pty Limited
Phone +61 2 9420 0906    
Email contact @ shift2neutral.com

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