2010 Michigan Women's Open Pro-Am Commits to Clean Enery

Crystal MountainTHOMPSONVILLE – This year’s Michigan Women’s Open Pro-Am, July 9-11 at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, will be powered by renewable energy thanks to a sponsorship by the Rehmann  accounting and consulting firm of Traverse City.

Rehmann has pledged its support as the first Green Sponsor of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open, now in its eighth year at Crystal Mountain (July 9-14). Wind energy credits will be purchased through Renewable Choice Energy, a longtime partner of Crystal Mountain, to cover the carbon footprint of the Pro-Am.

Number of participants, travel distance, transportation, food consumed and energy costs are among the factors included in that calculation. In total, this commitment by Rehmann will prevent the release of approximately 15.45 metric tons of CO2 or the equivalent of planting 450 trees.

“Rehmann is honored to be the first ‘Green’ sponsor of the Michigan PGA Women’s Open,” remarks Steve Kelly, Rehmann chairman and CEO. “We have been committed to the success of the people and businesses of Michigan for nearly 70 years and are proud to be a part of this prestigious event.”

This latest partnership with Rehmann is consistent with Crystal Mountain’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The resort was among the first members of the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program and was one of 15 resorts nationwide recognized by Golf Digest for their environmental commitment which most recently included the addition of the Midwest’s only LEED-certified spa.

This spring, Crystal Mountain CEO Jim MacInnes was honored as one of 16 Michigan Green Leaders by the Detroit Free Press.


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