The ISC Council

About the ISC

iscsealThe International Sustainability Council (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment. This is achieved by forging partnerships with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that resulted in the development the Principles of Sustainability based in part upon the findings of the United Nations and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 

In addition, activities supported by the ISC are: continuing research, education and the production educational and literary works. These actions are used as the basis for sustainable demonstration projects connected to sustainable community planning, development and management.

The ISC is organized around the Köppen Climate Classification Approach, which is based on the concept that native vegetation is the best expression of climate; thus, climate zone boundaries have been selected with vegetation distribution in mind. It combines average annual and monthly temperatures and precipitation, and the seasonality of precipitation. Through this climatic classification the ISC has identified four broad climatic zones (Tropical, Dry, Temperate, and Cold). Through strategic partnerships in these climatic zones the ISC has developed and operates from a set of principles, and will use these principles to establish an ISC Ratings System of valuing the various certification approaches now in existence and that will certainly be created in the future.

Mission Statement
The ISC is a non-profit coalition of thought-leaders dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment.

Vision Statement
To serve as a clearinghouse of research and information connected to sustainability, and to create partnerships between universities, businesses, governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations that will serve as catalysts for moving toward a more sustainable society.


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Sponsors are a critically important part to the success of ISC-Audubon. As a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating sustainability, we offer all of our programs to our members free of charge, and are publicly available for download on our website.

ISC-Audubon is proud to extend the opportunity to select businesses and organizations to become sponsors of our sustainability education and advocacy programs. As a sponsor, your business or organization can realize significant value.

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A Coalition for Good - Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability

ISC-Audubon is a coalition of non-profit organizations and initiatives that include The International Sustainability Council (ISC), Audubon Lifestyles, Audubon Outdoors, Planit Green, Broadcast Audubon, and the Audubon Network for Sustainability. 

Funds generated through memberships and donations are used to provide fruit & vegetable seeds, wildflower seed mix, and wildlife feed & birdseed to urban and suburban communities around the world. These seeds are used by communities to establish fruit and vegetable gardens, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and for the beautification of urban and suburban landscapes by creating flower and native plant gardens.

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