Waste Management Phoenix Open Green Out Raises $170,000 for Four Non-Profit Environmental Organizations
The Waste Management Phoenix Open’s 10th annual GREEN OUT raised $170,000 for four environmentally focused charities. Thanks to the resounding endorsement from WM Phoenix Open fans, who were encouraged to wear green in support of title sponsor Waste Management’s sustainability and “Recycle Right” initiatives, the tournament will donate $42,500 each to Change the Course, Waste Not, Arizona Recycling Coalition and the Arizona Solid Waste Association of North America (AZ SWANA).
The Waste Management Phoenix Open has taken sustainability to the next level and has redefined what “green” means on the PGA TOUR, implementing a comprehensive sustainability program to manage and reduce impacts from materials, water, energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Thanks to these initiatives, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is the largest Zero-Waste event in the world.
Waste Management and The Thunderbirds began the GREEN OUT in 2011 as a way for fans to honor and support the sustainability initiatives of the tournament and title sponsor Waste Management.
The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale January 27 – February 2, 2020. “The People’s Open” was recently named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR for 2019, an honor that has been awarded four times in the last six years (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) to help the tournament gain legendary status for being one the most unique events in golf. The 2020 edition will mark the 85th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the 11th as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.