Everyone can do their bit for the environment, including your HOA. If you want to minimize your carbon footprint and create a greener community, it’s important that you encourage the homeowners and members of the board to do so equally. There are some great changes you can make if your goal is a more environmentally conscious HOA.
1. Encourage garden growing
Obviously, not everyone can grow their own herb and veggie garden. Still, you should do your best to encourage this green project as much as possible. Not only will this lead to an environmentally conscious HOA and community, but it will also act as an effective hobby for the people involved. After all, gardening can be very beneficial for both physical and mental health. Of course, no one expects people to grow everything in their small gardens. But things like carrots, tomatoes, rosemary, oregano, and mint can be more than enough. What’s more, these herbs and veggies can be grown indoors as well. Take the time to encourage the members of your community properly to take up gardening, as it’s very easy to get started. But, learning more about the whole process will definitely help with the eco-friendliness of the HOA, and possibly boost your curb appeal.
2. Try to compost
Even though it may sound complicated at first, composting can be very simple with the right kind of practice. Just make sure to follow the rules and you’ll all easily enrich the looks of your gardens. Essentially, you can make compost by depositing all of the organic waste from your kitchen in special composting bins. Mix these with all the waste bits that you can find in your yard such as leaves and debris. The bin should be positioned somewhere with plenty of sunlight, with ventilation holes. If you’re interested in teaching people more about composting so that they can enrich their home gardens, and create an environmentally conscious HOA along the way, you may want to hold workshops within the community for everyone to join in and have fun.
3. Make use of solar power
It’s perfectly understandable that switching to solar energy completely is far from possible for many communities. However, you don’t have to transition at once. For starters, investing into solar panels that will only be used for the main communal areas is definitely a great way to start building an eco-friendlier community. Outdoor locations should always be properly lit. But if you have some shared buildings and institutions, try to use solar power for their indoor lighting as well. In the end, if solar power is absolutely out of question, for now, you can still insist on energy efficient light bulbs such as LED and CFL. Not only that, but encourage the homeowners to use these bulbs in their own homes as well.
Always strive to make the best out of what you have. This approach won’t only make everyone in your community happy, but, in this case, it will also help the environment. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Boom Properties if you need any help with HOA and property management.Go Back