Isleworth Joins Audubon Sustainable Communities

The exclusive 600 acre Golf & Country Club community of Isleworth near Orlando became the latest to join Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program(SCP), joining five other private community members.

The Sustainable Communities Program provides a framework with which communities can assess their current status of green initiatives for protecting and enhancing their natural environment. The goal of the program is to achieve Sustainable Community designation from Audubon International, ensuring they have met the necessary requirements to be certified as an environmentally healthy place in which to live, work and play- both today and tomorrow. The certification serves as a catalyst for citizen-driven planning and community actions, facilitating partnerships when needed to reach the environmental protection goals envisioned in the community.

“Every community can play a role in improving the impact on the environment while fostering a high quality of life. In 2008 the Isleworth Golf & Country Club achieved the eco-responsible accolade of becoming a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Building on the environmental ethic demonstrated by the Golf Club, the Isleworth Community Association is now taking the necessary steps to bring sustainability into all aspects of their residents’ everyday life. By engaging everyone in the activities for the SCP, community leaders are forging a strong foundation for the future,” said SCP Manager Joanna Nadeau.

“Isleworth’s natural setting on the Butler Chain of Lakes in northwest Orange County is home to a spectacular range of Florida wildlife, native plants and a thriving ecosystem that allows our residents to enjoy a vibrant recreational lifestyle. Joining the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program further enhances what makes Isleworth a great place to live and ensures those assets are protected for current and future enjoyment,” added Isleworth Community Association manager David Kemp.

For more information on environmental programs, go to www.AudubonInternational.com

About Isleworth

Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes, this 600-acre community has more than seven miles of shoreline and is highlighted by a championship golf course. Conceived by Arnold Palmer, designed by Ed Seay and subsequently enhanced by Steve Smyers, the course was built on rolling terrain and features generous, undulating and fast greens. The 18-hole course was selected as one of the Top 100 courses in the country in rankings by Travel + Leisure Golf, WSJ/Golfweek and LINKS Magazine. A significant, permanent collection of sculptures is displayed throughout the community. At the center of Isleworth’s premier amenities is a lavish 89,000-square-foot Mediterranean clubhouse offering unparalleled services to its members. Elegant, private homes are afforded commanding golf to water views, and residents enjoy the very best of country club living. For information about the community, please visit www.isleworth.com or call Isleworth Realty, (407) 876-0111.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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