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Leading turf manufacturer will discuss synthetic laws on national television show
ACT Global Sports is pleased to announce an upcoming appearance on national television show “Fox & Friends” on June 7, 2012 to discuss the environmental benefits of using artificial grass for landscaping. The segment will air at 6 a.m. EST (check your local listings) and will be available for viewing on www.foxandfriends.com following the live broadcast.
The World Health Organization says that water scarcity affects one in three people on every continent. According to the Clean Water America Alliance, a mild winter has caused 48 of 50 states to be considered abnormally dry or having drought conditions. Some areas have imposed watering restrictions, which limit the number of times home and business owners can water their grass.
Jennifer Alt, marketing coordinator at ACT Global, said that synthetic turf is a solution to help conserve valuable drinking water. Artificial grass saves about six billion gallons of water annually.
“Synthetic lawns are a perfect alternative to natural grass in dry climates,” said Alt. “They require no mowing or watering and will remain green and plush year round.”
ACT Global’s Xtreme Lawn synthetic grass products are durable and multi-functional, used for landscaping, playgrounds, residential areas, businesses, pet areas, concerts and more.
Synthetic lawns eliminate the chore of ongoing lawn maintenance, and reduce air pollution from gas-powered lawn equipment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these engines can emit carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. Artificial turf also removes about one billion pounds of fertilizers and pesticides annually, and can help control seasonal allergies.
Alt encourages homeowners associations and municipalities to approve the use of synthetic turf in their local communities. Several municipalities currently offer rebates and incentives due to the numerous water savings.
About Fox & Friends
“Fox & Friends” is an American morning news show on the Fox News Channel. The program begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time daily.
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) hosted industry delegates from around the world in New Orleans from October 18 to 20, 2010. Record attendance was reported as the conference included educational sessions, networking opportunities, work groups and an exhibitor showcase. The STC provides an invaluable resource for companies involved in artificial turf for sports or landscaping uses.
ACT Global was represented by Sales Manager Stan Nix and Director John Baize. Stan Nix comments, “The programs and meetings were fantastic. There was something for everyone in the industry. It was another great opportunity for our industry to come together to see how we can continue developing more and more solutions to the market. It was also interesting to see the trends in our industry with turf system designs and an ever-increasing focus on sports performance. I was pleased to learn that architects, engineers and other consultants are now taking a harder look at durability and sports testing. By requiring this information during the bid process, this will push all of us in the industry to continue to get better.”
Also, our own John Baize was elected to the Board of Directors of the STC during the conference. He states, “I truly appreciate and am humbled by this honor. Our industry has an exciting future as customers around the world continue to experience the many benefits provided by synthetic grass. The STC has also grown significantly over the past several years due to the dedicated work by a lot of people that love our industry and want to help it serve the best interests of our customers. I look forward to serving the STC and invite sports field builders, consultants, synthetic lawn providers and other market participants to join this wonderful organization.”
Issued by Synthetic Turf Council – January 2009
(Atlanta, Ga.) – Despite the recession, thousands of jobs have been created by the
synthetic turf industry according to the Synthetic Turf Council, which announced a
20% expansion rate for 2008. Growth in all sectors of the industry — sports fields, golf,
municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential – has also helped conserve an
additional 500 million gallons of water during a time when many sectors of the country
still grapple with drought.
“Our member companies are actively creating jobs and bolstering local economies with
their growth,” explains Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council. “Industry
expansion also allows us to make a positive impact on the environment by conserving
water, lowering the usage of pesticides and fertilizers and recycling materials.”
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