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Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program 

Description: Whether you live in a water-rich state or the desert, xeriscaping benefits your wallet through the use of native plants and soil management to reduce or eliminate landscape water use. This presentation by Joanna Nadeau includes practical guidance on implementing the principles and real-world examples. (30 minutes)

Aired April 21, 2016

Description: Tara Donadio, Director of Environmental Programs, discusses what you should do, and not do, now that you have registered in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses and received the New Member Packet in the mail. (30 minutes)

Aired April 9, 2012

Description: Joellen Lampman, former Director of Environmental Programs, discusses ten simple tips for the environment when managing a golf course. (60 minutes)

Sustainable Communities Program

Title: The Path to Certifying Your Community in the Sustainable Communities Program
Aired February 23, 2017
Description: Joanna Nadeau, AICP, Director of Community Programs, discusses the benefits and steps of Audubon International's Sustainable Communities program, which helps participating communities achieve and actively communicate their environmental successes. Learn from current member Oldfield (SC) and Certified Sustainable Community Coconut Creek (FL) about how to get started in the program and the positive strides you can take to collectively enhance and protect your community’s natural, economic, and social assets for the future.

Title: Building Strong Communities: Resources and Assistance from Non-Profit Partners
Aired September 2, 2015
Description: Joanna Nadeau, AICP, Director of Community Programs, is one of the four featured panelists, presenting Audubon International's Sustainable Communities program as a tool for building strong communities nationwide.

Title: American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division Hosted Webinar - Collaborating for Sustainability Planning 

Aired March 26, 2015
Description: Joanna Nadeau, Director of Community Programs at Audubon International, is joined by representatives from Coconut Creek, FL and Rio Verde, AZ, who discuss their planning and certification experiences as part of Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program.

Title: SCOTie Partners Webinar Series featuring Audubon International
Aired May 16, 2013
Description: Join Audubon International and SCOTie (Successful Communities Online Toolkit information exchange) for SCOTie's Partner Webinar series. This webinar features information on Audubon International's Sustainable Communities Program, including the certified community of Rio Verde, Arizona. Two community leaders from Rio Verde present on the actions that they have taken to be more sustainable.

Green Lodging Program

Description: Join the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Sustainable Initiatives and Audubon International in this introduction to The Florida Green Lodging Program. Information includes updates relevant to Florida hotels, the new Palm rating system, and what members can expect from new partnerships. Participants will learn exciting news about the program, ways to become further engaged in Florida’s sustainable hospitality and eco-tourism sectors, and ways to increase market visibility.

Interviews, Resources & How-To Videos

A Message from Our Leadership

Building on the Past, Looking Toward the Future. In this GCSAA TV video, Ryan Aylesworth, former President & CEO of Audubon International, talks a bit about the organization's work with the golf industry and how we help facilities benefit the environment while improving their economic bottom line.

Greenspace and the human landscape.  In this episode of Frankly Speaking with Frank Rossi, Cornell University Turfgrass Specialist, Audubon International's former Executive Director, Doug Bechtel and Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Program, Tara Donadio discuss the changes going on the last few years at AI, including the development of programs beyond golf and the the role Audubon and other environmental programs can play in supporting the "greener" side of golf turf management.

Wildlife and Habitat Management on Golf Courses

GIS 2017 Live: Make Your Golf Course Home for Birds of Prey with Audubon International.  In this GCSAA TV Video from the GIS 2017, Audubon International's Tara Donadio is joined by Carol McCorckle and Paula Ashby from the Avian Reconditioning Center in Apopka, FL  to discuss how your can create raptor habitat and connect with local wildlife organizations.

GIS 2016 Live: Hunting Habitats for Birds and How Golf Courses Can Help.  In this GCSAA TV Video from the GIS 2016, Audubon International's former Executive Director Doug Bechtel is joined by Danny Sedivec from The Raptor Institute in San Diego to discuss hunting birds and how you can support their habitat.

Enhancing Wildlife Habitat. In this GCSAA TV video, Tim Hiers, Audubon International Steward and CGCS at The Old Collier Golf Club, explains why it is beneficial to wildlife to keep snags and create woodpiles on the golf course.

Outreach and Education 

GIS 2017 Live: Audubon International's Activity Book.  In this GCSAA TV Video from GIS 2017, Audubon International's former Membership Manager Delphine Tseng and GCSAA's Matt Brown discuss the Children's Activity Book and ways you can engage in environmental education on your golf course with all ages.

Spreading the Word. In this GCI interview, Ryan Aylesworth, former President & CEO of Audubon International, discusses ways superintendents can get the word out about the positive impacts golf courses can have on the environment. In a follow up discussion, Ryan shares resources that superintendents can use to make a difference, including resources and support provided by Audubon International.

Hosting a Field Trip. Are you a superintendent looking to host an environmental education field trip on your golf course? First Green was created to provide environmental educational resources to students and teachers and presents a great opportunity for superintendents looking to showcase their environmental stewardship and teach others about the positive impact golf can have on the environment. This video is a great resource for anyone interested in hosting a field trip on the golf course where they work.

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