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Arlington — September 20, 2010 In its continuous commitment to community and sustainability, Arbour Realty, the DC area’s first green real estate firm, has created a program encouraging participation with local festivals and events to motivate people to recycle.
For the upcoming Clarendon Day Festival in Arlington’s Clarendon District, (Saturday, September 25) Arbour Realty is hosting “Winos Unite to Save the Planet” which encourages all festival participants to drop off any stockpiled wine and champagne corks to their booth. The corks will then be sent off to be recycled into a new sustainable product that can be utilized for several purposes, from flooring to wall coverings. Cork, which is derived from the cork oak bark, is a naturally renewable resource; it can actually be used several times over, breathing new life into an material that is otherwise often discarded.
Arbour Realty’s highly educated staff of EcoBrokers understands the need for renewable and sustainable resources for the home and beyond. A festival such as Clarendon Day, where area residents, retailers and restaurants come together to celebrate the district is an important opportunity to involve community in a recycling program and also present such a program in a fun and creative way.
Better Homes and Gardens recognized Arbour Realty as the BetaBrokerage to Watch for the Mid Atlantic Region. The tools and services that Arbour Realty makes available to their clients and community includes their highly relevant blog and team of educated EcoBrokers. Some of the other pioneering systems that Arbour Realty has in place offers their clients genuinely more simplified process such as the use of e-signatures, highly user friendly search tools and impeccably detailed community information. These systems also enable Arbour Realty to remain an environmentally friendly real estate office by off-setting effects of driving, nearly eliminating paper usage in the office and conserving time.
About Arbour Realty
Arbour Realty is a local, full-service brokerage of eco-minded professionals who have gone above and beyond becoming Realtors, but have actually become EcoBrokers. Founded in 2008 by Adam and Sonia Gallegos, Arbour Realty seeks not only to provide the best in service for buying and selling homes, but also to serve as a valuable community information resource. They keep clients and neighbors up to date through various social media including Facebook, Twitter, and a blog.