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Barbaran, Francisco, Ph.D. Argentina National Research Council Argentina
Crispin, William, Esq. Hendrix & Crispin Florida
Dodson, Ronald G, M.S. The Dodson Group New York
Gibeault, Vic, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside (retired) California
Harivandi, Ali Ph.D. University of California, Davis (retired) California
Hendrix, Noble M.D. GolfPreserves Florida
Herbert, Jack Cold Climate Housing Research Center Alaska
Jones, Pierce Ph.D. University of Florida Florida
Jones, Stephen B.,Ph.d. Antioch University New England New Hampshire
Lewis, Carol Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks (retired) Alaska
Love, Bill, M.S. W. R. Love Architecture Maryland
Ruiz, Justin, CGCS The Rim Golf Club Arizona
Snow, James T. United States Golf Association (retired) New Jersey
Sebastian, Mike APGG Publishing Singapore
Stewart, Dale, P.E. LandDesign North Carolina
Wang, Eddie AIA GLC Company California
Woolbright, Larry Ph.D. Siena College New York



The Origins of the Principles of Sustainability

The United Nations (UN) Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Summit, Earth Summit was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 to June 14, 1992. 172 governments participated, with 108 sending their heads of state or government. Some 2,400 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attended, with 17,000 people at the parallel NGO Forum, who had so-called Consultative Status.

An important achievement was an agreement on the Climate Change Convention which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol. Another was agreement to "not carry out any activities on the lands of indigenous peoples that would cause environmental degradation or that would be culturally inappropriate". The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature at the Earth Summit, and made a start towards redefinition of money supply measures that did not inherently encourage destruction of natural eco-regions and economic growth considered not to be sustainable.

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is a research program that focuses on ecosystem changes over the course of decades, and projecting those changes into the future. It was launched in 2001 with support from the United Nations by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) was called for by the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000. Initiated in 2001, the objective of the MA was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and the scientific basis for action needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of those systems and their contribution to human well-being. The MA has involved the work of more than 1,360 experts worldwide. Their findings, contained in five technical volumes and six synthesis reports, provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide (such as clean water, food, forest products, flood control, and natural resources) and the options to restore, conserve or enhance the sustainable use of ecosystems. 

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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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