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Sustainable Landscapes Programs

Everyone has responsibilities for the future of our planet. This includes responsibilities at home, work, and in society in general. It is incumbent on each of us to take positive actions toward the common goal for being socially, environmentally and economically responsible where we live, work and recreate. 

Audubon-ISC Seal-CertifiedSustainable landscaping practices can produce significant economic and environmental benefits. Savings include reduced labor, water, and fertilizer costs, lower hauling expenses and disposal fees. Grasscycling, composting, and mulching return valuable organic material to the soil, which increases the water-holding capacity of soil, reduces erosion, and conserves water. Proper watering, fertilizing, and pruning along with Integrated Pest Management can encourage healthier, disease-resistant plants and can reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxic runoff entering storm drains and polluting creeks, lakes, and rivers.

The Sustainable Landscapes Program provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for landscapes that incorporate conservation techniques for home yards, municipal landscape areas, community common areas, parks, sportfields, golf courses and virtually any landscape where the management incorporates practices that preserve limited and costly natural resources, reduce waste generation, and help prevent air, water, and soil pollution. The Sustainable Landscapes Program also provides an opportunity for landscapers and landscape companies to have their managed properties individually recognized.

for Homeowners
Sustainable Landscapes - Residential Properties
for Business Owners
Sustainable Landscapes - Commercial Properties
for City and Town Officials
Sustainable Landscapes - Municipal Properties

What Are the Benefits?
When landscapes require excessive amounts of water, energy, labor, and other resources, environmental and economic costs outweigh many of the natural benefits of urban landscapes. In contrast, sustainable landscapes feature healthier, longer-lived plants that rely less on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, minimize water use, and reduce waste generation and disposal. They also require less maintenance and alleviate groundwater and air pollution problems.


Step One: Become a ISC-Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Member
Step Two: Submit the Natural Resources and Landscapes Survey
Step Three: Complete and Sumbit the Requirements of The Landscape Certification Workbook

Proudly Display Certified Sustainable Landscape Signs in the Landscape


Step One: Become a ISC-Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Member
Step Two: Complete the Landscape Safety Self Audit
Step Three: Complete and Sumbit the requirements of The Landscape Company Certification Workbook


Join us today as a Platinum Member and join the growing list of Lawn Care Professionals who have decided to support the emerging sustainble landscapes movement.



$25 Annually $100 Annually $250 Reg / $100 Annually


Sponsors are a critically important part to the success of ISC-Audubon. As a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating sustainability, we offer all of our programs to our members free of charge, and are publicly available for download on our website.

ISC-Audubon is proud to extend the opportunity to select businesses and organizations to become sponsors of our sustainability education and advocacy programs. As a sponsor, your business or organization can realize significant value.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity. 


A Coalition for Good - Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability

ISC-Audubon is a coalition of non-profit organizations and initiatives that include The International Sustainability Council (ISC), Audubon Lifestyles, Audubon Outdoors, Planit Green, Broadcast Audubon, and the Audubon Network for Sustainability. 

Funds generated through memberships and donations are used to provide fruit & vegetable seeds, wildflower seed mix, and wildlife feed & birdseed to urban and suburban communities around the world. These seeds are used by communities to establish fruit and vegetable gardens, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and for the beautification of urban and suburban landscapes by creating flower and native plant gardens.

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