Broadcast Audubon

Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference


When: May 19-21, 2014

Where: The Center of New Hampshire Manchester, NH

ISC-Audubon, Platinum Member Antioch University New England that is

also the Sustainability Education Division of ISC-Audubon is AUNEsmcoordinating this informative conference in the spring of 2014.

Guiding municipalities for community resilience, business continuity, and next generation leadership in the face of climate change is a challenging endeavor. It demands diverse interests in the Northeast U.S. to share best practices and mobilize for action. All private and public sector stakeholders interested in networking with others and getting training in climate preparedness should attend the Local Solutions Conference (May 19-21, 2014). Day 3 of the Conference (May 21st) is devoted to an Educators Summit. The Educators Summit will bring together community leaders and educators in developing the nation’s first real problem-solving based Climate Change Preparedness & Adaptation curriculum. This initiative is generously sponsored by the U.S. EPA Regions 1 and 2, and Antioch University New England, in addition to a variety of other interdisciplinary partners.

Our collaboration is driven by the conviction that towns and cities, organizations, and youth need fundamental “How To” knowledge and tools about climate change adaptation and preparedness. The conference and its workshops will actively assist stakeholders in developing and implementing innovative strategies, especially for conducting climate vulnerability assessments. Attendees will also learn how to craft effective communications and engagement approaches, and how to forge public-private and school-community partnerships that leverage resources. Above all, key decision-makers and other individuals will meet in an accessible setting to discover synergies and teach each other about how to protect what we all invest so much of our professional and personal lives in: safe, healthy, and thriving—resilient—communities.

Visit the conference web site, to learn more and to register to participate: CLICK HERE

SustainAbility Newsletter Archive Article (random)

Member Highlight: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. (CMHP) is an ISC member and is a broad-based, private, nonprofit housing development and financial corporation organized to expand affordable and well-maintained housing within stable neighborhoods for low and moderate-income families in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County with a continuing interest in the ability of occupants to more fully enter the economic mainstream.

The CMHP vision is to significantly expand the ability of the organization to create affordable housing and remain a community development force committed to continued collaboration with the private sector, along with neighborhood and government partners in promoting and developing economically integrated neighborhoods.

The CMHP was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) corporation in 1988 in response to the research and recommendation of a local citizens' forum. This group believed that there was a gap of housing affordability between families served by the public housing authority and those served by the market. After studying other housing partnerships and reviewing research funded by City of Charlotte, an Implementation Committee was established to develop local housing partnerships. The group's main focus was the relationship between private business (banking institutions) and government (the City and the County).

The ISC and Audubon Lifestyles are proud to have the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership as a program member and support.

To learn more about The CMHP visit:




References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:

Audubon Lifestyles
The International Sustainability Council 

General Motors


Fisker Automotive


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership

Chesapeake Bay Foundation 

University of Alaska Fairbanks 

Taylor Properties Group  

Urbana University 

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) 

American Society of Golf Course Architects

The United States Golf Association (USGA)

$25 Annually $100 Annually $250 Reg / $100 Annually


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.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity. 


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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