Audubon International Partners with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc.
ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION ORGANIZATION AND NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY LEADER WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 13, 2010 (SELKIRK, NY) – Audubon International today announced a strategic partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc. whereby Ostara will join Audubon International’s growing number of Initiative Sponsors. Ostara, the developer of the Pearl® Nutrient Recovery Process technology that recovers phosphorus and ammonia from wastewater streams and transforms them into an environmentally-friendly, slow-release fertilizer marketed and sold by the Company as Crystal Green®, has become a “Contributor” level sponsor. Ostara will play an important role in helping Audubon International reach educational and environmental program goals.
In addition to Ostara’s financial support, this partnership will enhance mutual efforts to promote more sustainable communities, develop innovative ways to reduce nutrient load to waterways and provide effective, more sustainable fertilizers for golf courses, parks and other landscape-based operations.
As a non-profit environmental education organization, Audubon International relies on support from partner organizations and corporations to meet many program goals. “The business model and vision of Ostara matches our goal to foster more sustainable communities, in this case focusing on community-wide watershed improvement,” said Kevin Fletcher, PhD., the Executive Director for Audubon International, stated, “We look forward to working with Ostara to further our mutual sustainability goals in towns and cities across America and as a collaborative model for making change happen in some new and exciting ways.”
“Being part of Audubon International’s Initiative Sponsors program is an important milestone for Ostara,” said Phillip Abrary, president and CEO of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies. “This new partnership reflects a strong, mutual goal toward providing education and technology to municipalities with the goal of watershed protection, resource recovery and environmental stewardship. We look forward to a productive partnership with Audobon International and to working alongside this progressive organization to help create more sustainable communities throughout North America.”
Today at 1:30 pm (EST), Audubon International is hosting a free webinar discussing how golf courses in the Chesapeake Bay region can improve the health of the largest estuary in the United States through leadership in responsible land management throughout the watershed. Ostara’s role in good environmental stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay region will be reviewed during this webinar. More information on registration can be found at http://www.linkstothebay.com
About Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc.
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. designs, builds and sells a new generation of water treatment systems – a nutrient recovery solution that creates value from waste by removing nutrients from wastewater and transforming them into revenue-generating, environmentally-friendly commercial fertilizer, called Crystal Green®. Ostara has three fully-operational commercial Nutrient Recovery Facilities in the United States – in Tigard (Portland) OR, Suffolk VA, and York PA; a demonstration scale facility in Edmonton, AB; and is constructing facilities in Madison, WI and Slough, UK. In 2010, Ostara was named a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and a Top 100 Global CleanTech Company by The Guardian, a London-based media group. Ostara is backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners in the U.S. and Frog Capital in the UK. For more information: visit http://www.ostara.com and http://www.crystalgreen.com.
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, thus leading to more sustainable communities. 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. Audubon International works to help stakeholders embrace environmental stewardship and sustainability as a central element of planning, policies, and practices. For more information, visit http://www.auduboninternational.org.
Jessica DesLauriers, Development Manager