The Landings at Skidaway Island Recognized for Environmental Excellence
The Landings at Skidaway Island has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Sustainable Community" through the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program. The Landings at Skidaway Island was designated as an Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community in 2018, and was the first community in Georgia to receive the honor.
"The recertification would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of Sustainable Skidaway, Skidaway Audubon, several other volunteer groups throughout the island, and staff," said The Landings Association's Public Works Director Sean Burgess.
The Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program provides information and guidance to help communities preserve and enhance what makes them healthy and vibrant places to live, work, and play. Certified members have defined a vision for their future founded in the three pillars of sustainability...a healthy local environment, quality of life for citizens, and economic vitality.
"The Landings at Skidaway Island has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. "They are to be commended for their exceptional work revitalizing Sunset Park which now includes safe golf cart and bike access, education and interpretive resources, improved outdoor opportunities, and serves as the location for terrapin turtle release events."
To maintain certification, a community must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a majority of areas. Members maintain certification status in the Sustainable Communities Program by demonstrating continuous progress towards goals in the plan under fifteen focus areas. Communities go through a recertification process every three years. For more information on about sustainable community efforts, visit auduboninternational.org/sustainable-communities-program/.
About Audubon International
Audubon International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization dedicated to providing people with the education and assistance they need to practice responsible management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. To meet this mission, the organization provides training, services, and a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs for individuals, organizations, properties, new developments, and entire communities. Through the Sustainable Communities, Audubon International works to help community leaders and stakeholders embrace environmental stewardship and sustainability as a central element of planning, policies, and practices.
This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website. Visit landings.org to read the original article. https://landings.org/news/2021/07/22/landings-skidaway-island-recognized-environmental-excellence