Zero-Waste is the New Par!

We Greened The Brick Companies’ TBC classic, a golf tournament at Queenstown Harbor that involved 288 golfers on two beautiful courses on the shores of the Chester River. Queenstown Golf is the recipient of the Environmental Leader in Golf Award and is one of the Greenest courses in the country. Golfers teed off on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, to find a number of sustainable practices in place as part of our Golf Responsibly program.

Annapolis Green, working with the Brick Companies, implemented sustainable practices such as:

The Brick Companies (TBC), an Annapolis Green Founding One Hundred Sponsor, awarded us a grant to develop the program, suggest a number of sustainable practices, and produce a toolkit so Golf Responsibly can be replicated elsewhere. In addition, we were awarded a grant from Waste Management to Green two additional tournaments next year.    

We congratulate TBC for its Environmental Leadership ethic – “Preserve and conserve unique natural spaces that reconnect people to the land and inspire others to do the same,” in all it does – from installing the area’s first Green Roof to everyday operational practices that are carried out with the Earth in mind. And, we thank TBC for its continued support of Annapolis Green.

The NAPTOWN TAP at the TBC Classic was sponsored by What’s Up Media.


We'd also like thank Jim Seerey of Evolution Bags for providing the compostable bags for this event.

Learn more about this initiative by listening to a Podcast Village #LaunchPodcast about this tournament and by watching this promo video by Backfin Media.

Are you a golfer? Do you think this is a good idea? Spread the word to the organizers of your favorite tourney! We're looking for at least two tournaments to Green in 2018.


Beautiful flowers & signs carrying the message greeted golfers as they entered

The Zero-Waste message in the pavilion

Volunteers Daphne & Bob Ferrier

Our compost & recycling receptacles & the NAPTOWN TAP at the Pavilion

Golfers ready for the shotgun start

Cassie Wait & Elvia Thompson loading up the carts with compostable bags
Compostable bags for lunch & snacks

The loaded carts also had reusable water bottles & towels

And they're off!

Signs on receptacles on the holes encouraged composting & recycling

NAPTOWN TAP at Hole #10

Thank you, What's Up Media, for sponsoring the NAPTOWN TAP at the TBC Classic!

Golfer enjoying a cold drink from the NAPTOWN TAP

Golfer enjoying a cold drink from the NAPTOWN TAP

Smokers received cup ashtrays to use as a sustainable practice; compostable cups were for adult beverages

Lynne Forsman demonstrates the NAPTOWN TAP

Golfer using the NAPTOWN TAP

Annapolis Green Board Member Rick Leader with Lynne Forsman & Elvia Thompson

Waste Management provided a Golf Responsibly Grant and recycling pickup

Waste Management provided a Golf Responsibly Grant and recycling pickup

Beautiful course, great day, sustainable tournament!

Zero Waste is the New Par!


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