Green Drive Partners

Wide range of organizations helping to drive the green


Group working to minimize energy consumed; achieve zero waste to landfill; protect and enhance the site's prized landscape and nature; and leave lasting positive environmental and community legacies, locally to internationally.

The 2014 Ryder Cup Green Drive steering group


The Steering Group includes Ryder Cup Europe, EventScotland, Gleneagles Resort, The Scottish Government, Perth and Kinross Council, Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Natural Heritage, Zero Waste Scotland.  Coordinated by GEO.



Ryder Cup Europe Ryder Cup 2014

The Ryder Cup is golf's most prestigious team event - engaging, inspiring and entertaining millions. It presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase leadership in sustainability. Ryder Cup Europe have established the Green Drive a key aspect of event delivery and legacy.

Gleneagles Ryder Cup 2014

Gleneagles is one of the most famous names in world golf, complete with three championship golf courses.  The Resort's dedication to ecological protection, resource efficiency and community engagement stems from the Board room, is led by dedicated staff and is demonstrated by various accolades and awards.

EventScotlandRyder Cup 2014

Established in 2003, EventScotland works to generate, bid for, attract and sustain events, which will create an international profile for Scotland, also promoting Scotland’s reputation as the world’s foremost golfing destination.  A founding sponsor of the Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit, EventScotland is placing sustainability at the forefront of all bidding and delivery.

Scottish Government Scottish Government

The Scottish Government focuses on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth. The Scottish Government is also working towards a Greener Scotland by improving the natural and built environment and protecting it for present and future generations. 

Scottish Golf Union Ryder Cup 2014

Based at the Home of Golf in St Andrews, the SGU’s responsibilities span most aspects of the game in Scotland, from staging national amateur championships and managing Scotland’s national teams,  encouraging more juniors and adults to play golf, providing support services to member clubs and working with government to safeguard the interests of the game.

Zero Waste Scotland Ryder Cup 2014

Zero Waste Scotland was created by the Scottish Government to take the idea of zero waste and convert it into action on a large scale.  Zero Waste Scotland works with businesses, individuals, communities and local authorities to help them reduce waste, recycle more and use resources sustainability moving Scotland towards a Zero Waste society.

Perth and Kinross Council Ryder Cup 2014

Perth and Kinross Council’s vision is to maintain and improve the identity and character of Perth and Kinross; to encourage innovation and sustainability in design and maintenance; to help provide well-connected, welcoming places, and to encourage and enable everyone to use public spaces.