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The Jumping Brook Country Club Joins Audubon Lifestyles and the Sustainable Golf Facility Program

jumpingbrookcclogo.pngThe Jumping Brook Country Club recently joined Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member to participate in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program. 
Jumping Brook Country Club (, is a private membership facility owned and operated by Matrix Golf & Hospitality. The 18-hole, 6,619 yard, par 72 golf course features bent grass greens, rolling fairways and meandering brooks throughout. The 1925 A.W. Tillinghast design, in collaboration with Willard Wilkinson, is a classic that has been restored by golf course architect, Ian Scott-Taylor of Wales.

By joining as a Platinum Member, The Jumping Brook Country Club has joined a growing network of golf facilities, businesses, municipalities, non-profits and others who are actively showing their support of Audubon Lifestyles and The International Sustainability.  Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership was created to help foster sustainability by working with, and providing educational resources to individuals, businesses, organizations, universities, government entities, municipalities, communities, neighborhoods, and virtually anyone seeking assistance to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet where they live, work, and play.

jumpingbrook.jpgIn addition, The Jumping Brook Country Club’s membership and support allows Audubon Lifestyles and the ISC to expand their efforts to promote sustainability on golf facilities worldwide.

R. Eric Dodson, CEO of Audubon Lifestyles said, “We are very excited to welcome The Jumping Brook Country Club into the Audubon Lifestyles family. The Jumping Brook Country Club has shown that they are willing to become a global leader and advocate of sustainable causes by becoming a Platinum Member and by participating in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program they are leading by example. Their commitment and efforts in promoting sustainability on and off the golf course should be commended.”

Leading golf facilities like The Jumping Brook Country Club are finding innovative ways to improve their environmental and social performance. And their actions not only contribute to a cleaner, healthier and safer planet, but they also result in significant business and financial benefits. Sustainability is not an asset that can be bought or sold; however it is becoming an integral part of the way that golf facilities are being managed and operated. 

Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership provides The Jumping Brook Country Club with a vast pool of resources assisting them with all of their sustainability efforts, and also allows for participation in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainability Programming where businesses can actively work towards certification and seek to earn he Seal of Sustainability from the International Sustainability Council.

In addition, The Jumping Brook Country Club has earned the right to use the Audubon Lifestyles/ISC Platinum Member Logo on their educational and promotional materials, and will be listed on the Audubon Network for Sustainability as a Platinum Member.

About the Jumping Brook Country Club
Jumping Brook Country club is a private country club featuring membership plans and banquet facilities that accommodating over 400 guests. The course rating is 73.0 with a slope rating of 139. Jumping Brook is a private non-equity golf course with a 'Accompanied By Member' guest policy. Jumping Brook Country Club is managed by Matrix Golf & Hospitality. 

Contact Information:
The Jumping Brook Country Club
210 Jumping Brook Road
Neptune, NJ 07753
Contact Person
Mark Bryson
Director of Golf Operations
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About The International Sustainability Council
International Sustainability Council (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment. This is achieved by forging partnerships with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that resulted in the development the Principles of Sustainability based in part upon the findings of the United Nations and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

In addition, activities supported by the ISC are: continuing research, education and the production educational and literary works. These actions are used as the basis for sustainable demonstration projects connected to sustainable community planning, development and management.

About Audubon Lifestyles
Audubon Lifestyles ( is an independent non-profit organization believing that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet. Operating with the main purpose of benefiting society, the organization delivers sustainable programming, services and certifications that are cost effective and reduce risk.
Their goals include supporting the work of other not-for-profits involved in sustainability on local, regional, national and international scales, and believe that every person plays an important role in regard to the future of our planet. This includes roles at home, at work and in society at large. It is incumbent on each of us to make positive contributions toward the common good by being socially, environmentally and economically responsible where we live, work and recreate.

Contact Information:
Audubon Lifestyles
35246 Us Hwy 19 #299
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Contact Person
R. Eric Dodson
Phone: 727-733-0762
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SustainAbility Newsletter Archive Article (random)

Simple Actions Go a Long Way

As our daily lives seem busier than ever, most of us can get overwhelmed by being told of changes that we can make in the way we live in our daily environments.  If each person just changed a few things, we would all make a huge impact on reducing carbon emissions and excess waste.  We can all collectively help produce a change in the way that many large companies do business. We have seen it with organic produce and other more natural organic groceries. Ten years ago we did not see as much organic produce and other organic, healthier groceries available in the larger grocery chain stores.  People have demanded healthier options. The more options that are available, the more affordable and accessible these options become, but try not to get burned out by it all... The problem with 'Green Fatigue; What is it?

Fewer Americans are integrating green behavior such as water conservation, composting, recycling electronics and buying fuel efficient cars, according to a recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive.
Harris Interactive conducted a poll of 2,352 U.S. adults and found:

  • 57 percent of Americans are trying to use less water, down from 60 percent in 2009.
  • 15 percent of Americans are buying organic products, down from 17 percent a year ago.
  • 30 percent are buying Energy Star appliances, down from 36 percent a year ago.
  • 32 percent are donating or recycling electronics, down from 41 percent a year ago.
  • 20 percent are installing a low-flow showerhead or toilet, down from 25 percent a year ago.
  • 8 percent are buying a hybrid or more fuel efficient car, down from 13 percent in 2009

With those results, it’s worth pondering a few reasons why there’s a drop-off. Here are a few theories worth pondering:

  • Greenwashing. Is there a product that isn’t green these days. When every manufacturer or service provider is pitching green as a marketing pitch, Americans tune out. Simply put, it’s green overload - we've all become green fatigued!
  • Return on being green. Money is tight and some green behaviors—notably purchasing organic products—are more expensive.
  • The global warming research flap. We’re not going to get into the merits of the science behind global warming, but there has been enough controversy to make folks tune out.
  • We’re already green. One key item in the Harris Poll is that 20 percent of U.S. adults now see themselves as conservationists, up from 17 percent in 2009. Eighteen percent of Americans consider themselves green, up from 13 percent a year ago.    

More on these results:




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


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Love and Dodson              

The Dodson Group      

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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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