Is the USGA / U.S. Open being held accountable for its sustainability practices?

The USGA has committed to the Town of Brookline that it shall conduct the championship using commercially reasonable practices for energy conservation and a reduction in solid waste. The USGA has actively engaged with The Country Club, Brookline’s Director of Sustainability, and the Community Partnership Committee to begin vetting through best practices, green initiatives, and opportunities for the 2022 U.S. Open. The USGA will be responsible for submitting to Brookline for review and approval a formal and detailed plan in support of its commitment to run a “green” event.

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1. Will there be construction starting in the Fall of 2021 or early-Winter 2022?
2. When does construction begin in earnest in 2022?
3. How long does teardown take?
4. Who is responsible for the permitting efforts?
5. I am a local neighbor, what can I expect in terms of lighting?
6. I am a local neighbor, what can I expect in terms of noise?
7. Is the USGA / U.S. Open being held accountable for its sustainability practices?
8. What is the USGA’s sustainability plan?
9. What is the USGA doing to support sustainability within the greater golf industry?