Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)

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Who can join: parks, cemeteries, museums, schools, universities, and other types of businesses

ACSP is an education and certification program that helps organizations and businesses protect our environment while enhancing their bottom line. Participating organizations create a plan and work toward goals in the categories of Outreach and Education, Resource Management, Water Quality and Conservation, and Wildlife and Habitat Management.

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ACSP for Golf

Who can join: golf courses

ACSP for Golf is a widely recognized and highly-regarded education and certification program that helps protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. Golf courses are guided through projects in the categories of Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management, and Outreach and Education.

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Classic Sanctuary Program

Who can join: golf courses, hospitals, roadways/trails, schools, private communities, resorts, and other types of businesses

The exclusive Classic Sanctuary Program is for existing golf course properties and developments who are planning or undergoing a renovation or master plan of any size.

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Green Hospitality Program

Who can join: clubs, lounges, golf course club houses, recreational destinations, and member/guest facilities.

The Green Hospitality Program provides third-party on-site verification that hospitality facilities have met environmental best practice standards and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the categories of Communication and Education, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, and Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. Through a comprehensive method for assessing the extent of the environmental measures undertaken, participating facilities can reduce environment-related costs and gain a marketing advantage.

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Green Lodging Program

Who can join: hotels, motels, resorts, inn, bed & breakfasts, and timeshares

The Green Lodging Program provides third-party on-site verification that lodging facilities have met environmental best practice standards and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the categories of Communication and Education, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, and Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. Through a comprehensive method for assessing the extent of the environmental measures undertaken, participating facilities can reduce environment-related costs and gain a marketing advantage.

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Green Neighborhoods Program

Who can join: neighborhood, townhouse, and homeowners associations

The Green Neighborhoods Program engages community groups in projects that protect and enhance the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them. This is not a certification program, but it is a good fit for neighborhood communities and residents who want to do something good for the environment and would like help and recognition along the way.

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Monarchs in the Rough Program

Who can join: Golf Courses in North America (Certain US states qualify for grant support. Ask us if you qualify!)

The Monarchs in the Rough Program is a joint effort between Audubon International and the Environmental Defense Fund with the goal of reversing the decline of the monarch butterfly population by creating monarch habitats on North America’s golf courses.  In the last 20 years, monarchs have declined by 90%.  This program works to reverse this trend by establishing essential habitat for butterflies, increasing awareness of conservation challenges, and providing technical support for projects on-the-ground. 

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Raptor Relocation Network

The Raptor Relocation Network connects Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program member golf courses with airport wildlife managers across the country who are trapping and relocating raptors at airports for safety reasons, including bird strikes. The program is designed to protect raptors – including hawks, ospreys and owls – by relocating them to safer, more suitable habitat on golf courses within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program which are being managed with wildlife habitat in mind.

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Signature Sanctuary Program

Who can join: golf courses, hospitals, roadways/trails, schools, private communities, resorts, and other types of businesses

The exclusive Signature Sanctuary Program provides comprehensive environmental planning assistance to new golf course properties and developments. The program assists landowners and developers with the design for the environment so that both economic and environmental objectives are achieved.

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Sustainable Communites Program

Who can join: municipalities, large resorts, lake associations, planned communities, and community associations

The Sustainable Communities Program helps communities take steps to ensure that they are healthy and vibrant places to live, work, and play both today and tomorrow. That vision is founded in the three pillars of sustainability: a healthy local environment, quality of life for citizens, and economic vitality. The program is tailored to each community to ensure that its specific needs, priorities, resources, and challenges are addressed. Through the program, the community establishes priorities, develops a plan, and takes action that leads to meaningful results.

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