Ricoh GIFT Program 2011

Untitled Document Green Initiatives for Tomorrow was conceived by Ricoh ahead of the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open to encourage people to make changes to their everyday lives to reduce their carbon footprint. Leading up to this year's Major Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links, a number of players have pledged to do five things to reduce their carbon footprint.

For every player that supports the initiative, Ricoh has committed to planting ten trees. Along with GIFT ambassador Paula Creamer the latest eco-friendly competitors include the reigning champion and world number one, Yani Tseng, who has decided to unplug more appliances along with gifting more items to charity.

Beatriz Recari, who has a win on both the LET and LPGA Tour's, has also committed to turning off the tap whenever possible, as well as using a full washing machine amongs tother things.

Competitors from all over the world are pledging their support including South Korea's I.K..Kim has four career victories to her name and has pledged to make sure her house is well insulated as part of her support.

Meanwhile, four-time LPGA winner Brittany Lincicome from Florida will reduce her speed when driving and carpool to golf as part of her GIFT pledge.

Other players who have supported GIFT include the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open champion Catriona Matthew and last year's runner up Katherine Hull, Sweden's Sophie Gustafson, and popular Americans, Michelle Wie and Natalie Gulbis.

Through GIFT and the Ricoh Women's British Open, Ricoh hope to collectively address the issues of global warming within the world of golf.

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