Do you want your HOA to be a green association? Doing so will not only help you in serving your cause but also provide you with a way to protect the environment. So how do you make this possible? Here is what you should implement to have a green HOA soon. The first step in having a green HOA is to reduce waste as much as possible. Here is how you can go about this.
The best way to ensure a greener HOA is to save up on your paper costs. There are so many notices to mail out, and printing all of them can incur significant costs. As such, you should just email them or put up a copy on a couple of notice boards instead of sending everyone an individual snail mail. Not only will this help in saving paper, it will also reduce your postage costs. Though these savings may appear small, they add up to a significant amount when you consider the entire year.
If there is any notice to be sent which is legally important, this should still be done by snail mail, and not just email.
Nearly every association has a monthly water bill. For larger communities, the bills are often high, not so much for smaller communities. Whatever the situation in your case, you cannot ignore the fact that water prices are rising. As such, reduce your water usage as much as possible, and encourage other members to do the same.
Working with an irrigation specialist can help you in conserving water, reducing your bills, and ensuring a greener environment. If you can bear the costs, also invest in a water saving system, which can reduce your costs significantly.
Reuse Your Banners And Signs
There are so many homeowner associations that rely on banners and signs to communicate with the residents and owners. Instead of buying a brand new item every time, you should purchase Correx, which is a reusable material. However, if your budget is larger and you want something more professional, you should opt for a metallic sign, which can also be reused, and is associated with greater life.
Utilize Trees For Mulch
Is your community situated in a wooded area? Whenever you trim trees, excessive waste is accumulated. Why not utilize this as mulch? With a wood chopper, you can turn all the braches into a mulch, which then can be reused for lawn maintenance.
Manage E-Waste The Right Way
Electronic waste or e-waste accounts for 70% of all toxic waste. Make sure you dispose of all electronic appliances properly so that you do not contribute to this waste.
Participate In A Recycling Program
The best way to go green is to take part in a recycling program. There are so many HOAs that do not do this and miss out on the benefits. So sign up for such a program with a local waste management service, and they will help you in developing a greener HOA.