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Audubon Outdoors

hikingtopISC-Audubon has launched their newest initiative which is called Audubon Outdoors. The not-for-profit organization believes that a fundamental problem in today’s society is a growing disconnect between people and nature. This, they believe is leading to less understanding and appreciation of all the benefits that nature provides and with diminishing appreciation grows less of a concern for protecting the environment.

In announcing the launch of Audubon Outdoors, ISC-Audubon Chairman, Ron Dodson said, “To me this is really a bit like back to the future. I first became involved in the environmental movement because of my love of the outdoors and in particular bird watching. Over the past couple of decades I have gotten away from the very things that I am most interested in. In addition, it seems to me that as society in general become more technology-based, we are tending away from basic outdoor related activities, which, I for one feel is a bad thing.” Dodson, will also serve as the management of the Audubon Outdoors initiative.

Dodson continued, “Audubon Outdoors is essentially a Nature Travel and Adventure Club within our organization. So the first thing we want is for people to join up. Membership is $25 per year and benefits include several publications which will keep members up to date on the latest planned activities of Audubon Outdoors and early notice of special Audubon Outdoor events and travel opportunities. We already have discussions underway for Audubon Outdoor trips to Central and South America destinations for those interested in long-distance experiences to some exotic destinations, but just as fun we are also developing a couple of local and regional Audubon Outdoors hometown-based nature activities also.”

The intention of Audubon Outdoors is also to serve as a clearing house for other organizations that offer public education, field trips, manage sanctuaries and parks that include opportunities for people to get outdoors, learn about and enjoy nature.
“After 30 years of working mostly in an office or with various companies on conservation projects, I am really looking forward to getting back in the field with nature and to do whatever I can to encourage everyone, families, kids, young and old to reconnect with nature and to have some fun in the great outdoors,” Dodson concluded.

To read more about Audubon Outdoors and become a Member of the ISC-Audubon – Audubon Outdoors Nature Club visit:

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SustainAbility Newsletter Archive Article (random)

The Roots of Sustainability

By: Michael Chaplinsky | Turf Feeding Systems

The Importance of Healthy Roots & Rhizosphere to Create Sustainable Landscapes
Up to 60% of the total food manufactured by a plant through photosynthesis exits out its root system for the sole purpose of feeding the beneficial microorganisms that exist around the roots in the area called, 'The Rhizosphere'


It’s pretty amazing, that plants recognize the importance of having a healthy microbial culture around so much, that they freely give up to 60% of their manufactured wealth. The plants feed the beneficial microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes) around their roots for the expressed purpose of gaining personal protection and increased nutrition. Since this occurs in nature and has since the beginning of time, then naturally everything we do should follow this science and evolutionary track. So for that reason, soil biology is an important part of a plant’s health and survival.

The use of soil improving/microbial enhancing/root building products will greatly help promote a health soil and rhizosphere. Proven products like humates used during the winter months will cause your plants to excel in the spring. Just because a plant is dormant doesn't mean its dead. Plenty of change can occur at the microbial and chemical level that won't be apparent until the spring flush arrives.

The goal is to have Sustainable Landscapes that use a minimum of resources to reach excellence. This can be accomplished through the use of quality organics added to the soil to promote and propagate healthy soil biology with biodiversity.  Healthily soils   will benefit the soil structure, the soil microorganisms, and the plants. Plus it's a very in cost effective way to manage a nutrient program.




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

Audubon Lifestyles 
The International Sustainability Council 

Sustainability Campaign


American Society of Golf Course Architects

The United States Golf Association (USGA)

Sustainable Golf & Development

Turf Feeding Systems

National Geographic


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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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