ARA's Sustainability Committee's Vision & Mission
Vision: Atlanta REALTORS® Association provides strategies for sustainability that benefit its members, local communities, and The Association.
Mission: Educate and engage our members on sustainability through collaboration and advocacy to raise awareness and action.
Sustainability: Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Resilience: The capacity to prepare for disruptions, recover from shocks and stress, and adapt and grow from a disruptive experience.
NAR offers sustainable strategies that benefit its members, associations, and communities. Through the REALTOR® Sustainability program, NAR raises awareness and encourages engagement in its sustainability efforts among its members, trade associations, and agencies. The program integrates corporate social responsibility and triple-bottom-line concepts into NAR's decision-making practices, allowing the organization to educate and support sustainability efforts in the real estate industry. This is accomplished through NAR's 10-year Sustainability and Resilience Plan, which focuses on environmental, social, governance, and resilience pillars.
To ensure meaningful action is taken around sustainability in the real estate sector, NAR defines sustainability as meeting present needs without compromising future generations' ability to meet their own needs. Resilience, on the other hand, is defined as the capacity to prepare for disruptions, recover from shocks and stresses, and adapt and grow from a disruptive experience.
ECOFEST:Shred, Share, Savor
EcoFest is the Atlanta REALTORS® Association premier event in sustainability. Established in 2023, EcoFest is a celebration designed to empower and educate our local residents in diverse paths towards home health, technology and overall sustainability.
Metro Atlanta is a vibrant area that offers several different "GREEN" initiatives and events that you can participate in and even incorporate into your business and daily life. See upcoming events below!
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Local Sustainability Events
All Day Event
ARA | NAR's Sustainability Summit
Attendees of the first, open registration NAR Sustainability Summit in Austin, Texas, benefited from industry experts and real estate...
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Jekyll Island Convention Center
ARA | Georgia Environmental Conference
The Annual Georgia Environmental Conference is the largest, most comprehensive and diverse environmental education opportunity in the...
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