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Conservation Landscapes for America

Conservation Landscapes for AmericaThe United States-based not-for-profit, International Sustainability Council and Audubon Lifestyles (ISC-Audubon) has offically announced the launch of Conservation Landscapes for America which is a nation-wide campaign aimed at encouraging people to become engaged in conservation landscape management where they live, work and play.

R. Eric Dodson, Executive Director of ISC-Audubon said in making the announcement, “The leadership of ISC-Audubon has been involved in advocating conservation and environmental stewardship for almost four decades, and the continuing loss of wildlife habitat and resulting, growing loss of wildlife has motivated ISC-Audubon to significantly ramp up our efforts in regard to getting people to become directly connected with nature and to take actions where they live, work and play to include wildlife and wildlife habitat as an important part of the way they manage their landscapes.” Dodson went on to say that in addition to improving the quality of the environment, conservation landscaping can also save significant amounts of money.

The organization is offering a range of educational information, guidebooks and other landscape management “tools” on the ISC-Audubon web site, all free of charge. The web site, along with the various publications of ISC-Audubon are made available free of charge, with the support of memberships and sponsors of the organization and their various programs and initiatives.

In addition, the organization offers several “certification-based” programs for those members who are looking for additional recognition for their efforts. These Certification Programs are only available to ISC-Audubon Platinum Members, but are also free of charge for those members who desire to work toward Certification.

ISC-Audubon Chairman, Ronald G. Dodson, who is a long-time advocate of conservation and the creator of numerous award winning conservation education programs is spearheading the Conservation Landscapes for America project. In speaking about the project, Dodson said, “It was recently reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that over the past 50 years, most of what we think of as our common birds, have seen an 80% decline in population. That means in less than my lifetime, a huge number of bird species that were very common when I was a kid, are now, not so common! If we don’t make some significant changes in the ways we manage our landscapes, my grandkids might not ever be able to see or hear those birds that were once so common. This is a main reason for my involvement in this project.”

ISC-Audubon encourages homeowners, managers of Educational Institutions, Municipalities, Sport and Entertainment venues, Travel and Hospitality businesses and those who manage Small Businesses of any type, as well as Corporate Land Managers to become involved in the Conservation landscapes for America project. The organization also encourages everyone to JOIN ISC-Audubon, so that the organization can continue these efforts and make all of their materials available free of charge to the public.

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LandDesign Becomes ISC Charter Member

LandDesignLandDesign, with offices in Charlotte, NC, Washington, DC, Pinehurst, NC, Asheville, NC, Tampa, FL, Nashville, TN and Beijing, China is a multidisciplinary firm that offers services including Urban Design, Planning, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Branding and Architecture.

LandDesign joined the ISC about a year ago and spent the past several months creating their Sustainability Charter, which was submitted too and approved by the ISC Council.  This approved Sustainability Charter is the basis for LandDesign becoming an ISC Charter Member.

Over the next year, LandDesign will create a team approach to implementing their Charter within each of their seven offices.  Watch for updates on their efforts in future updates posted on the Sustainability Campaign Blog and in future issues of this newsletter.

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

Audubon Lifestyles

The International Sustainability Council


Green Cities

The Daily Green


Sustainability Campaign

Energy Star

Green Hotels List


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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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