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(Photo: Naturalization project- Gro Horticultural Enterprises,  Union, IL)

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Since 1991, the ACSP has helped more than 5,675 businesses, golf courses, cemeteries, and schools improve environmental performance.

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)

The ACSP is an education and certification program that helps organizations and businesses protect our environment while enhancing their bottom line. The program offers information and guidance to help participants implement an environmental management plan that improves efficiency, conserves resources, and promotes conservation efforts.  Audubon International awards certification to publicly recognize and reward the environmental achievements and leadership of ACSP members.

Who can join?
All types of organizations and businesses are welcome to join.  We help you tailor environmental improvement strategies to your unique setting.  ACSP members include: cemeteries, corporate parks, community colleges, churches, manufacturing facilities, resorts, retail stores, and more.  A special program for golf courses is also available.  Properties under development or construction are not eligible to join this program, but may enroll in an Audubon Signature Program.

What’s involved?
Getting involved is easy.  To join, simply fill out the registration form and send it along with the registration fee to Audubon International.

Your next step is to take stock of environmental resources and potential liabilities, and then develop an environmental plan that fits your unique setting, goals, staff, budget, and time.  Audubon International provides a Site Assessment and Environmental Planning Form to provide guidance, as well as educational information to help you with: 

  • Energy and Water Conservation

  • Waste Management

  • Wildlife and Habitat Management

  • Outreach and Education

Based on your site assessment, we provide a site-specific report and work with you to implement your plan.  By implementing and documenting environmental management practices in these areas, a business is eligible for designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, improving its stature and reputation.

Get involved and get results!
Members receive A Guide to Environmental Stewardship, an attractive membership art print, a subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter
Stewardship News, and a Certification Handbook to help plan, organize, and document environmental efforts.  Membership also includes certification review and Audubon staff support and direct consultation via telephone, written communication, and e-mail.  Site visits are available on a fee-for-service basis.

Most important, ACSP members get results.  They improve environmental performance and community relations, reduce liability, save money, and contribute to the conservation of our environment.

What does it cost?
Annual registration fee   $150 (US)/$200 (international)

More Information

Or contact ACSP staff...

 

Jen Batza, Membership Coordinator, jbatza@auduboninternational.org, (518) 767-9051, ext. 10

Jeremy Taylor, Staff Ecologist, jtaylor@auduboninternational.org, (518) 767-9051, ext. 24

Shawn Williams, Staff Ecologist, swilliams@auduboninternational.org, (518) 767-9051, ext. 22

Joellen Zeh, Program Manager, jzeh@auduboninternational.org, (518) 767-905, ext. 14

 
 




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