PRLog - Aug. 9, 2011 - PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council (NWSHC) recently joined Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member.
Audubon Network for Sustainability
The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council serves as a resource for people of all income levels who would like to improve their horse property towards becoming more sustainable. Their goal is to help educate and provide materials and solutions to common horse keeping problems that lead to sustainable economic, environmental and social successes. In addition, they explore efficient and sustainable ways to reduce costs for the average equine owner. Equine facility designers can tap into the Northwest Sustainable Horse Council’s resources for information, and network together to provide feedback and real world examples of techniques or products that may serve to inspire future sustainable design improvements within the equine industry.
Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership was created to help foster sustainability by working with, and providing educational resources to individuals, businesses, organizations, universities, government entities, municipalities, communities, neighborhoods, and virtually anyone seeking assistance to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet where they live, work, and play.
In addition, their support and membership allows Audubon Lifestyles and the ISC to expand their efforts to promote sustainability on golf facilities worldwide.
R. Eric Dodson, CEO of Audubon Lifestyles said, “We are very excited to welcome The NWSHC into the Audubon Lifestyles family.” Mr. Dodson continued by saying, “The NWSHC’s dedication to promoting the Principles of Sustainability within the equine industry in the Northwestern United States region is tremendous, and falls in line with our own mission and vision to promote a more sustainable planet. I look forward to a long and great partnership with Diane, her team, and with NWSHC. I feel that they have much to offer toward building a more sustainable mindset and model within the equine industry.”
Leading equine facilities, nonprofits, and organizations like The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council are finding innovative ways to improve their environmental and social performance. And their actions not only contribute to a cleaner, healthier and safer planet, but they also result in significant business and financial benefits. Sustainability is not an asset that can be bought or sold; however it is becoming an integral part of the way that equine facilities are being managed and operated. Just as a equine facility’s management practices influence business value, so do their sustainability initiatives.
“We are excited to join Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member.” said Diane Engdahl, Director of The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council. “NWSHC is grateful to be a member of such an active and committed organization and we will promote the Principles of Sustainability and encourage every equestrian facility in the Northwest (and beyond) to participate in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Equestrian Facility Program, and to join as a Platinum Member as well.”
Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership provides The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council with a vast pool of resources assisting them with all of their sustainability efforts, and also allows for participation in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Equestrian Facility Program where they can work towards certification at their Sustainable Horse Demonstration Farm, which is a an active example of a wetland restoration grant project integrated with a equine facility located approximately 15 minutes from the University of Oregon.
In addition, The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council has earned the right to use the Audubon Lifestyles/ISC Platinum Member Logo on their educational materials, and will be listed on the Audubon Network for Sustainability as a Platinum Member.
About The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council
The NWSHC horse council and demonstration farm are in essence, a direct inspiration from the Audubon Society.
Our goal as leaders in equine sustainability will be to foster inspiration within the equine sector throughout the Northwest. NWSHC is committed to promoting sustainable methods of horse keeping in a positive manner, with a focus on the benefits to horse health. We will work to raise a public awareness of the economic contribution that the equine industry has on local economies and the often overlooked role that the equine industry has in sustainability, in relationship to university sustainability studies and the communities sustainability plans. We are excited to be a part of the Audubon Sustainability Network and wish to thank Eric Dodson and colleagues for the privilege of becoming a member, we look forward to working with you.
The Northwest Sustainable Horse Council
82237 Rattlesnake Rd
Dexter, OR 97431
About The International Sustainability Council
International Sustainability Council (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment. This is achieved by forging partnerships with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that resulted in the development the Principles of Sustainability based in part upon the findings of the United Nations and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
In addition, activities supported by the ISC are: continuing research, education and the production educational and literary works. These actions are used as the basis for sustainable demonstration projects connected to sustainable community planning, development and management.
About Audubon Lifestyles
Audubon Lifestyles (www.audubonlifestyles.org)
Their goals include supporting the work of other not-for-profits involved in sustainability on local, regional, national and international scales, and believe that every person plays an important role in regard to the future of our planet. This includes roles at home, at work and in society at large. It is incumbent on each of us to make positive contributions toward the common good by being socially, environmentally and economically responsible where we live, work and recreate. To learn more, visit http://www.audubonlifestyles.org
35246 Us Hwy 19 #299
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
R. Eric Dodson
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Audubon Lifestyles is a non-profit organization based in the Principles for Sustainability, believing that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.