Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum Achieves Historic Certification

By Michael Malaszczyk | February 26, 2024 Excerpt: “Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum spearheaded various initiatives to receive the status, including the replacement of underground fuel tanks with above-ground storage for enhanced safety and accessibility. Additionally, the introduction of a water recycling washdown station for Pinelawn’s equipment fleet was implemented, ensuring the removal of contaminants such as…

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Why Should Golf Courses Become Certified Through Audubon International?

By C&RB Staff | January 31, 2024 We stopped by the Audubon International booth at the GCSAA Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. and spoke with Frank LaVardera, Director of Environmental Programs for Golf. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural…

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Fraserview Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

City of Vancouver | January 24, 2024 Excerpt: “We are honored to be recognized as leaders in environmental stewardship withthis esteemed designation. This recognition affirms our ongoing commitment toenvironmental management at Fraserview and our other golf courses.” Read the full article!

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Episode 9: A Fresh Take at Audubon International

Read or listen along to Episode 9 of the Golf Sustainability Podcast when John Failla sat down with Frank LaVardera, our Director of Environmental Programs for Golf. They discuss our Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf which empowers golf courses to step up their game in water conservation and wildlife habitat management. They also dig…

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Audubon International New Certifications Show Strong Growth in 2023

By Dan Shepherd | Golf Course Trades Excerpt: From 2022 to 2023, new certifications increased by 115%. From 2021 to 2023, they grew by nearly 105%. Programs include Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary (ACSP), ACSP for Golf, Green Lodging, Green Hospitality, Signature Sanctuary and Sustainable Communities. Most new certifications were awarded in the golf and lodging categories. Read the…

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Flatirons Golf Course Recertified Again as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

Boulder Daily Camera/bouldercolorado.gov | January 12, 2024 Excerpt: “This certification is something that is recognized and respected by our players,”said Director of Golf Tom Buzbee. “Everyone who plays the course notices the differencethis effort makes, and they all appreciate playing alongside the wildlife and in our beautifulnatural environment.” Read the full article here!

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Lords Valley Takes Stewardship Seriously

Excerpt: “I wanted Audubon International to come and see our facility and the practicesthat we have put into place. We are extremely concerned with our environmentalfootprint.”— Superintendent Chris Passenti Read the full article in Golf Central Magazine!

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