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About the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program is an education and certification program that helps organizations and  businesses protect our environment while enhancing their bottom line. The "plan-do- check-act" approach of the program offers information and guidance to implement an environmental management plan that improves efficiency, conserves resources, and promotes conservation efforts. Audubon International awards certification to publicly recognize and reward the environmental achievements and leadership of program members.


Get Involved and Get Results

Getting involved is easy. After joining the program, your next step is to take stock of environmental resources and areas to improve, and then develop an environmental management plan that fits your unique setting, goals, staff, budget, and time. Audubon International provides a Site Assessment and Environmental Planning Form to provide guidance, as well as educational information to help you with:
  • Outreach and Education
  • Resource Management
  • Water Quality and Conservation
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management

Based on your site assessment, we provide a site-specific report and work with you to implement your plan. By implementing and documenting environmental management practices in these areas, a business is eligible for designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, improving its stature and reputation.

The final step for certification is a site visit by an Audubon International staff member to document that certification standards have been met. The travel expenses associated with this visit are not covered, and will be billed on an individual basis based upon actual expenses incurred

Members receive a copy of A Guide to Environmental Stewardship At Your Business, an attractive membership art print, a subscription to our newsletter, Stewardship News, and a Certification Handbook to help plan, organize, and document environmental efforts. Membership also includes certification review and Audubon International staff support and direct consultation via telephone and e-mail. 

Most importantly, ACSP members get results. They improve environmental performance and community relations, reduce liability, save money, and contribute to the conservation of our environment. Recertification is required every three years.

Annual program membership fees are $300 (USD) for properties located in the United States and $350 (USD) for properties in all other countries. 

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