The ABCs of GREEN Real Estate- How To Energize Them

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How to "Energize" the ABCs of Green Real Estate-

Asheville Green Real Estate Journal


Today's project? Find out how to make the ABCs of Green Real Estate work 365 days a year. Could it be as simple as making a choice to be neighborly? Good Question!


fun at farmers'market in walkable Asheville NC neighborhood

Most of us love the idea of bringing energy to BEing neighborly in any number of ways. 


But where and how do we start? 


How about right out our front and/or back door where homes and common structures can optimize positive social interactions?


EXAMPLES: Walkable communities and front porch/back porch neighborhoods where  happy opportunities  find their way into the lives of residents on a regular basis. We might also find this atmosphere in any number of eco-village neighborhoods.


(Photo - Fun at the tailgate (farmers' market) in a walkable neighborhood in Asheville, NC.)


When community gardens find neighbors working together cooperatively,  sharing tools and resources, and when social events are close-at-hand, and chance-meetings at the bakery are everyday experiences, "energizing" the ABCs of eco-friendly real estate becomes more likely. Indeed, there is much to be said for bringing people together.

Many members of the boomer generation are clued-in to the benefits of the multi-generational,  family-friendly neighborhood. This  environment also is energized by inclusivityHere people can create  a culture of celebration. With positive benefits, the outcome of this collaboration can be a Big Deal.  And it can happen naturally in such neighborhoods.


QUALITY OF LIFE::  With quality of life  -across the generations-  in mind, here is a "How TO" - an "Action Alphabet" to which, if you are inclined, you are most welcome to toss in your .02 cents!

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Adopt  affordable ways and means.

Be  eco-friendly

Create responsible self-governance

Design for Diversity

Establish edible landscapes

Figure out how to include finishes that are non-toxic

Go Green  (LEED or HealthyBuilt) in Building Standards

Harvest  rainwater

Include wildlife conservation & restoring habitat diversity

Jump into energy efficiency, conservation & generation

Help maintain healthy sustainable relationships in the neighborhood or community

Kindle a program(s) for lifelong learning

Launch permaculture design principles

Meet needs of the present without negatively impacting future generations

Negotiate for resource sharing

Organize for onsite year-round food production

Plan for passive and active solar

Qualify the social governance polices in terms of  “best practices”

Require abundant common green space

Support cultural diversity

Tend community gardens as neighbors, working together cooperatively

Unleash the potential of a socially vibrant community

Verify the value of employing whole-systems design that seeks balance among social, economic and environmental imperatives

Weave social and physical permaculture principles into the fabric of every day life

"Xpell" doubt =)

Yearn for the highest good of all concerned

Zoom into  Net-ZERO energy


 Toss in your .02 cents!






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John McCormack, CRS
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Celebration is a Big Deal to Me- Neighborly 

Looks like a ton of fun janeAnne.

Jun 26, 2012 12:08 AM #1
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And it is "good for the heart"...possibly better than an apple every day ...

Jun 26, 2012 12:16 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Multigenerational is a word that jumped out at me in your post.  I cringe at the idea of communities that segregate themselves into separate little worlds.  I think it limits thinking and gives one a narrow view of life.  We need to learn from everyone the very young and the very old and everyone in between...and celebrations should include every one.  A

Jun 26, 2012 01:24 AM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Celebration is a BIG deal and so is sustainability. You are a true advocate for going GREEN. You deserve recognition here on ActiveRain. I hope this one gets featured. If not, I want you to know that you're making a difference in my life. I always learn something new and it's all because of you.

You are like the Godmother on ActiveRain and I just know Mother Nature is proud too.

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