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The Winchester Country Club Joins Audubon Lifestyles

The Winchester Country Club (www.winchestercountryclub.com ) is located in Meadow Vista, California and is an exclusive semi-private golf and residential community. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, just a short drive from Sacramento provides a championship Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. 18-hole golf course carrying one of the highest course rankings for Northern California. The awared winning clubhouse, with its stunning views of Auburn and the Sacramento Valley, is a premier site for wedding ceremonies, wedding and anniversary receptions, meetings and company events.

winchestergolfclub.jpgBy joining as a Platinum Member, The Winchester 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.
In addition, The Winchester Country Club 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 Winchester Country Club into the Audubon Lifestyles family. The Winchester Country Club has shown that they are willing to become a global leader and advocate of sustainable causes by becoming a Platinum Member and participation in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program, and 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 Winchester 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 Winchester 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.

In addition, The Winchester Country Club has earned the right to use the Audubon Lifestyles/ISC Platinum Member Logo on their educational materials, and will be listed on the Audubon Network for Sustainability as a Platinum Member.
    
About  The Winchester Country Club
The Winchester Country Club is a beautiful championship 18-hole golf course with a 35,000+ square foot Clubhouse, a Swim & Tennis Center, and surrounded in all directions with stunning views.

Contact Information:
Winchester Country Club
3030 Legends Drive
Meadow Vista, CA 95722C
Phone: (530) 878-3000

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 (www.audubonlifestyles.org ) 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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Cookie Conservation - Girl Scouts pledge to limit Palm-oil use in Cookies

Girl ScoutsA five-year campaign by two Michigan girls to make Girl Scout cookies more environmentally friendly has prompted the youth organization to curb the use of palm oil in its iconic baked goods.

Girl Scouts of the USA isn't eliminating the ingredient, but it says that beginning with the 2012-13 cookie season, each box will include a GreenPalm logo as a symbol of Girl Scouts' commitment to address concerns about the deforestation of sensitive lands caused by production of palm oil.

Environmentalists say the illegal clearing of rainforests in Southeast Asia to make room for palm oil plantations has pushed the orangutan to the brink of extinction and threatens other native animals.

In its announcement, the Girl Scouts said it has directed its bakers to use as little palm oil as possible, and only in recipes where there is no alternative. It wants its bakers to move to a segregated, certified sustainable palm oil source by 2015.

The Scouts will buy GreenPalm certificates to support the sustainable production of palm oil. The certificates offer a premium price to palm oil producers who are operating within best-practices guidelines set by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization of palm oil producers, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, environmentalists and others.

Girl Scouts of the USA will also become an affiliate member of the roundtable.

The teen activists and environmentalists welcomed the announcement as a good first step, but said much more needs to be done.

"The production of palm oil is causing some of the world's most precious rainforests to disappear faster than a box of Thin Mints," said Lindsey Allen, forest campaign director for the Rainforest Action Network.

Girl Scouts sells more than 200 million boxes of cookies per year. It estimates that its cookies account for less than one-one-hundredth of 1 percent of all the palm oil used globally.

"Girl Scouts' palm oil use is very small, but our voice is big," Amanda Hamaker, Girl Scouts manager of product sales, said in a press release. "The world's food supply is intricately tied to the use of palm oil, so we believe promoting sustainable manufacturing principles is the most responsible approach for Girl Scouts."

In a follow-up email Thursday to msnbc.com, Hamaker called the girls’ campaign "extremely significant."

"This is the first time on record that GSUSA has changed our practices related to the activities of the youth we serve," Hamaker said. "The girls identified an area where GSUSA clearly needed to provide leadership, and we are delighted to have found a way to do so."

   


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References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:
Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.org 
  
The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org 

Toyota
www.toyota.com

Ford Motors
www.ford.com

Girl Scouts of America
www.girlscouts.org

Austin Ranch
www.austinranch.com

Turf Feeding Systems
www.turffeeding.com

The University of Michigan
www.umich.edu

The Dodson Group
www.thedodsongrp.com      

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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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