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Sustainable Lawn Care Provider Program

Audubon-ISC Seal-CertifiedThe Sustainable Lawn Care Provider Program is a voluntary program that sets the bar for sustainable-minded, operated and managed lawn care providers. Not every lawn care provider will choose the path toward sustainability, but those that do will become leaders in the industry that stand the test of time.

The basic objective of The Sustainable Lawn Care Provider Program is to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, create healthy, productive environments, and inform the public, residents, guests, clients and employees about the benefits of sustainably managed landscapes.

Through participation in the program, ISC/Audubon is able to assist lawn care providers who desire to manage and operate their businesses sustainably. The program is geared toward assisting those seeking to become local, regional, national and international models of sustainability by incorporating sustainable principles, concepts, and management strategies.

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.

A Sustainable Lawn Care Business is managed by using practices that preserve limited and costly natural resources, reduce waste generation, and help prevent air, water, and soil pollution. The goal is to minimize environmental impacts and maximize value received from dollars expended.

Striving for and ultimately achieving the Seal of Sustainability from the International Sustainability Council (ISC), and becoming Certified by Audubon Lifestyles means that the Lawn Care Provider is setting the new standard for excellence.  Certification coupled with the Seal of Sustainability indicates that the Lawn Care Provider has adopted and put into place recognized Best Management  Practices that equal environmental superiority, social responsibility, and economically vitality. 

Lawn Care Providers who complete the requirements of the Sustainable Lawn Care Provider Program become global examples of excellence  not only regarding the business’s facility itself, but in regard to the actual landscapes that they maintain.

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Sustainable Lawn Care Providers

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: 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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