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Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability!


Through The International Sustainability Council (ISC)

Have you ever thought about growing a vegetable garden? If you have, you're not alone. According to industry surveys, 19 percent more surveyed households plan on growing their own fruits and vegetables.  Thirty-six million households are planning to grow some food in a garden this year and another 1 million will garden in publicly owned community plots.

We are committed to educating people about the value of agriculture, farming, and creating self sustainable vegetable gardens. In as such, proceeds we collect from membership, grants, and donations goes towards providing communities, homeowners, and students with packets of vegetable seed.   


Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce--gardening can improve health, save money, and boost mood. Community gardens, backyard plots, and even window boxes are gaining in popularity, and tomatoes are among the first seeds new gardeners plant. Whole generations of Americans have never eaten homegrown tomatoes--never experienced the beefy taste, the grassy aroma, the juiciness, and the silken texture of tomatoes right off the vine.

Feeding Birds

Through Audubon Lifestyles

Wild birds like different bird seed just as people like different foods. Birds' physical structure determines what kind of bird feeders they can use.

We are committed to educating people about the value of wild bird feeding, bird watching, and bird conservation, and their benefits to humans. In as such, proceeds we collect from membership, grants, and donations goes towards providing communities, homeowners with packets of bird seed, as well as bird houses. 

It is difficult to assess the costs and benefits of bird feeding because it is difficult to compare the health of birds without access to feeders with birds that frequent feeders. Aside from costs and benefits to birds, there is a cost and benefit to humanity. The costs are obvious--the expense of bird feeding supplies, but the benefits benefits include learning more about birds and the joy of connecting with the natural world.


Bird watching is quickly becoming one of America's most popular hobbies and has fans spanning all age ranges, from the young to old. It is an activity available to everyone because you only need to be able to head outdoors to participate, and doing so benefits both birds and the people watching them. Whether it is the health benefits to people, the increased care for birds, or the scientific observations that occur during time spent watching birds, this hobby certainly creates positive paybacks to all involved.

Whether it is in your backyard, or while hiking through the woods, birdwatching is a hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone. Not only does it get you outdoors and moving around, but also it gives you some intellectual challenge and creates moments to meet new animals and friends.

Planting FlowersThrough Audubon Outdoors

Plants are not optional — we can't live without them. But we tend to take plants and their benefits for granted.

We all breathe, but who takes the time to think about where the oxygen was produced? Even farther from our consciousness? The primary role that plants play in the food chain.

Nearly every creature on the planet owes its existence to plants, the only organisms capable of capturing the sun’s energy and turning that energy into food for the rest of us. Because animals directly and indirectly depend on plants for their food, the diversity of animals is closely linked to the diversity of plants. When there are many species of plants, there are many species of animals.

If you want to create ecosystems with a diversity of animal species, we first have to encourage a healthy diversity of plants. It’s simple: By gardening with native plants — no matter where you live or how small or large your space is — you can help sustain wildlife.


Wildflowers are very important to us as they help maintain a healthy eco-system.  They attract beneficial insects into the garden that feed on the wildflowers and make their home in them. In turn these insects help to fertilise our crops to grow produce for us to eat and the insects are food for other wildlife. Corn marigold and cornflowers are needed by hoverflies; Field scabious is loved by adult butterflies; Birdsfoot trefoil is great for bumblebees and butterflies. This is a very symbiotic relationship that needs to be maintained.


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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.

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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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