What You Can Do

Green communities are designed with the idea that people and nature can coexist. Residents have many opportunities to learn about and explore their environment. For example, with lakes and natural areas nearby, one can hear and see a variety of wildlife species. The connection between humans and nature is an important one: our economy, culture, and even politics are closely tied to the environment. Many homeowners wish to preserve our natural heritage and conserve natural resources for future generations, and each person can make a difference.

The goal of this web site is to provide environmental information so that each homeowner can make informed decisions and take action. Many features in green communities make them one step closer to becoming communities that conserve natural resources (e.g., water, energy, and wildlife). Construction of energy efficient homes and buildings, preservation of open space, landscaping with native plants, and conservation of natural areas and wildlife are just a few ways in which green communities are unique communities.

Have you ever wondered how to evaluate a green community? If you are buying a home, what do you ask the realtor or developer? Look no further - for more information read Evaluating Green Communities.

In order for any community to function as a green community, each resident must make a conscious effort to environmentally manage his or her home, yard, and neighborhood. We invite you to learn more--please click on the subjects below.

Living Sustainably

using water wisely

Using Water Wisely

Improve your water use practices and save money by following these water conservation tips.

energy efficient living

Energy Efficient Living

Benefit from positive cash flow, improved comfort, better indoor air quality, and reduced moisture problems.

waste management

Managing Household Waste

Reduce, reuse, and recycle to help limit waste.

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Landscaping for the Environment

Landscaping can provide habitat for wildlife and help to reduce your water and energy bills.

wildlife

Meet Your Wild Neighbors

Learn to identify some of the animals you share your neighborhood with.

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Natural History

The Southeast's valuable assets include its natural history and diverse ecosystems.