Superstar Justin Timberlake talks about his golf addiction. And His “Green ” golf course! Justin jokes “Bring your sticks, bring your money!” when asked about coming to check out his new course.
Watch this video interview with Justin Timberlake as he talks about how the golf course has become a place where he can get away from his celebrity and recharge his batteries. It has also become the tie that binds his family together.
When an opportunity to purchase a golf course near his family home came up, he along with his parents jumped on it. What made this course even more special, it is where Justin’s dad taught him to hit a ball!
Now they are taking their love of the game and their love of the planet and combing the two to turn his golf course into the country’s first platinum certified “green” golf course
The fact is, Golf courses are not known for being Green or eco friendly, but according to Ecorazzi, Timberlake’s golf course – which had its grand opening in July- is actually quite an impressive effort.
Since the grand opening over the weekend, even more has been revealed regarding the extent of the 28-year-old singer’s mission to create a site where “golf and nature exist in harmony.” For instance, only 85 of the 200 acres are ever mowed — leaving the rest to transition over to “native grasses”. Also, if you’re on the staff, prepare to love weeding — by hand. To limit the use of chemicals, a large portion of the weeds that do grow are pulled out using manual labor.
And speaking of chemicals — as Mirimichi is the first in the nation to be designated as a certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary – its use of synthetic fertilizers is strictly limited. Surrounding each water feature is an invisible 25-foot barrier where Audubon rules ban the use of chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Where they are needed, the course uses organic or slow-release products to cut down on runoff throughout the property.
According to a Memphis paper, Mirimichi will use a mix of 80 percent native plants and 20 percent exotics.
All that, and it’s still got all of the features that golfers want in a course – deep pit bunkers, elevated greens, lakes and creeks on 7,400 yards of land. We gotta hand it to Timberlake – he pulled it off. Mirimichi is the greenest golf course we’ve ever heard of.
This is only part of what makes Justin one of our favorite Green Celebrities, he is doing more than he is talking!
Here’s the latest celeb gossip excerpt from a post originally featured on Green Celebrity Network (http://greencelebrity.net), a green gossip website that shares unique lifestyle reviews about Hollywood star celebs featured in movies, on television, and whose names recently made front page headlines in entertainment news. The website says…
Actor and pop music singer Justin Timberlake has been officially recognized in Hollywood social circles as a green celebrity. The Environmental Media Association has decided to give him their coveted Futures Award for his environmental efforts and eco-friendly actions to help save the planet. Claiming he is a leader in the entertainment world, he’s being recognized as, “a great example of how you can lend your voice for positive change,” USA Todayreports.
According to The Press Association, Justin Timberlake is also to be lauded by the eco activists for lowering the carbon footprint of his band and lifestyle while on tour. He’s also helped fund and create an eco-friendly golf course located in Memphis, Tennessee and been an outspoken political activist for a variety of environmental and humanitarian causes.
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