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Sustainable Golf Facility-Programming & Certification Service

Sustainability seems to be the latest buzz word that people and businesses are focused on.  Sustainability is the blending of economic viability, environmental stewardship and social improvement.  Quite a laudable and complicated goal to aspire too – and quite frankly overwhelming to most.

The question     : “How do you go about achieving sustainability on a golf course?”

The answer        : “It’s now easy. Allow ISC-Audubon to help you do it.”

ISC-Audubon is chaired by conservationist and wildlife biologist Ronald G. Dodson who created Audubon International’s Cooperative  DSC5049Sanctuary Programs and the Audubon Signature Programs 25 years ago.  In addition, to serving as Chairman of the International Sustainability Council (ISC), he is the author of two acclaimed books on golf and sustainability. ISC-Audubon has created the trademarked Sustainable Golf Facility ProgramTM. Ron will personally visit your golf club facility and assist club leadership in developing a tailor-made sustainable golf facility program for your club and prepare and submit all documentation necessary to achieve the designation of Certified Sustainable Golf Facility.

ISC-Audubon is now offering Sustainable Golf Facility - Programming & Certification Assistance to any golf club facility that seeks to gain recognition as a Certified Sustainable Golf Facility.  Quite simply this service is aimed at creating a personalized sustainability management program for golf club facilities, delivering education/training services to help implement the program and to deliver the desired certification submittals that are required to achieve and maintain the certification designations now in the marketplace. The Sustainable Golf Facility ProgramTM is the next logical step beyond existing golf and environment certification programs.  Gain credit for what has already been accomplished and let ISC-Audubon help develop a Sustainable Golf Facility Management Program specific to your facility.

Sustainability programming can simply be overwhelming to the busy golf facility manager.  ISC-Audubon can take the worry and stress out of this effort for you and your management team.  We know what we are talking about, and have decades of experience to deliver, because quite frankly, the leadership of ISC-Audubon have created nearly every credible golf and environment, and sustainable golf program in existence today!

We’ve made this easy for you, and we’ve made it affordable.  $2,500 + travel expenses for an 18 hole golf facility. We will prepare a private Sustainability Assessment for your facility, which is a valuable planning document by itself, but it also serves as the basis to determine if the golf facility’s is ready for certification, or not.  Included in the fee is registration as an ISC-Audubon Platinum Member.

“There is no one size fits all approach to sustainability. Each program must be place-based, but formed on the basis of the principles of sustainability that clearly is aimed at economic viability as the foundation for addressing the environmental improvement and social betterment aspects of sustainability.” Ronald G. Dodson 

Call or email today to schedule the Sustainable Golf Facility Assistance Service: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 727-733-0762

SustainAbility Newsletter Archive Article (random)

ISC Sustainability Campaign

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. Using the ISC Principles of Sust

ainability as a basis, the ISC has organized and launched the Sustainability Campaign.

Green Earth

The Campaign is aimed at forging partnerships with businesses, universities, governments and not-for-profits, encouraging the adoption of the ISC Principles of Sustainability through the creation of Charters of Sustainability and to publicly recognize sustainable based actions taken as part of the implementation of those Sustainability Charters.

The ISC Sustainability Campaign is focused on 10 broad goals which are:

1)   Health and the environment
2)   Economic prosperity
3)   Social improvement and equity
4)   Conservation of nature
5)   Stewardship
6)   Sustainable communities
7)   Civic engagement
8)   Population issues
9)   International responsibility
10) Education

The ISC believes that in order to achieve the vision associated with a more sustainable society, some things must grow – jobs, productivity, efficiency, wages, capital and savings, profits, information, knowledge and education – and others – pollution, waste and poverty – must not.

 


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

Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.com

The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org 

LandDesign
www.landdesign.com

American Society of Golf Course Architects
www.asgca.org

Sustainability Campaign
sustainabilitycampaign.blogspot.com

Cold Climate Housing Research Center
www.cchrc.org

The State of the Birds
www.stateofthebirds.org

Green Living Tips
www.greenlivingtips.com

The Daily Green
www.thedailygreen.com

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

Bird City, Kansas
www.birdcity.com 

Urbana University
www.urbana.edu

Sustainable Northern Shelter
www.cchrc.org

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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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