Archive for October 2015

A Letter from Executive Director, Doug Bechtel

The following letter is a response from Audubon International’s Executive Director, Doug Bechtel, regarding an article which appeared in the Fall issue of Links Magazine, 2015  As an organization which is embraced by the golf industry and its leaders, we at Audubon International were surprised that Links Magazine editors would re-print a sensationalized article about…

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Aruba: An Island with a Goal of Sustainability

Earlier this year, Aruba announced its goal of becoming completely fossil fuel-free by 2020. Last spring our staff member, Fred Realbuto, visited this island that is well on its way to becoming the first sustainable island on earth by Fred Realbuto, Chief of Operations Over the last six years, in my role managing Audubon International’s Green…

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New Economic Realities for Communities Mean New (and More Sustainable) Approaches

By Joanna Nadeau, Director of Community Programs  Reposted from a guest blog at Fourth Economy – click to read their blog For better or worse, many towns and cities are experiencing new economic realities. Around the country, communities that historically depended on manufacturing or farming for jobs are suffering, as those sectors continue a long term decline. Fourth Economy and Audubon…

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Why We Should Love Frogs! (and how to encourage them on your property)

Catching frogs is a fascinating childhood past time, but frog conservation is no child’s play. In fact, there is increasing alarm among scientists that many frog and other amphibian populations are in serious trouble. There are both simple and elaborate projects you can undertake to enhance habitat for frogs on your property. Getting started now…

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Granite Bay Golf Club Re-Certified As Signature Sanctuary

GRANITE BAY, CA – Audubon International announces that Granite Bay Golf Club has been recognized for continued sustainable management of natural resources and has been awarded re-certification as a “Certified Signature Sanctuary.” Granite Bay Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones II and Kyle Phillips, was the first private golf course to become certified by Audubon…

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