Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)
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.
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.
Green Lodging Program
Who can join: hotels, motels, resorts, inn, bed & breakfasts, and timeshares
The Green Lodging Program provides third-party 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.
Signature & Classic Programs
Who can join: golf courses, hospitals, roadways, schools, private communities, resorts, and other types of businesses
The Signature Program provides environmental planning assistance to new developments. The program helps landowners design for the environment so that both economic and environmental objectives are achieved. The Classic Program helps owners and managers of properties with existing land uses who have interest in joining a program of similar rigor to the Signature Program. These properties include those being redeveloped or going through restoration.
Sustainable Communities 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.
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.