SustainAbility Newsletter

Map out a Sustainable Future by using Geographic Information Systems


Environmental management and stewardship programs integrate a broad spectrum of data with the analysis tools of GIS to provide a better understanding of how elements of natural communities interact across a landscape. GIS is used worldwide in ecology labs, planning departments, parks, agencies, and nonprofit organizations to promote sustainable growth.

Accurate information about the local landscape is critical to making decisions about what to protect and how to protect it. Digital maps of sites can be linked to a relational database that stores topography, baseline data, site documentation, and aerial digital photography.

GIS is an important tool in habitat and species management and protection. GIS enables the study of animal populations at a variety of scales as well as analysis tools to study habitat corridors; migration patterns; and the influence of parks, reserves, and sanctuaries for wildlife conservation.
And lastly, GIS is ideal for mapping and inventorying vegetation across landscapes and to better understand threatened and endangered species inventories for scientific and managerial applications.

If you are a member of Audubon Lifestyles  and have a question about how your project  can better incorporate GIS in your sustainability planning efforts, get in touch with us and we’ll help you get started.


References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:
Audubon Lifestyles 
The International Sustainability Council 

The Cornell Lab

Small Business Trends              

Sanford Golf Design

Scotland Yards Golf Club


Turf Feeding Systems

Love and Dodson              

The Dodson Group      

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SustainAbility Newsletter Archive Article (random)

The Blume Community Development Project


Taylor Properties Group is a commercial real estate firm specializing in land sales for development or investment. The Taylor Properties Group has recently registered the Blume Community Development project in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Development Program.

The 360 acre property has been used for various forms of agriculture for nearly 100 years, and with the population growth of the Harrisburg, NC region the vision associated with the Blume Community Development Project is to spur the region toward sustainable community development.

View a video about the Blum Community Development Project at:

View the January 19, 20010 Press Release:
The Blume Community joins the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Development Program




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)


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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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