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CAI Launches "CAI Lives Green"

4/17/2017  -  Falls Church, VA

Community Associations Institute Launches "CAI Lives Green"
New campaign dedicated to empowering community associations worldwide to pledge sustainable living practices this Earth Day and beyond.

April 19, 2017 — Falls Church, VA — More than 80 percent of community associations make sustainable living a priority and incorporate ways to live green, according to "CAI Lives Green," a recent member survey commissioned by Community Associations Institute (CAI). Survey respondents indicated the top ways to live green include recycling, picking up litter, and saving energy.  

CAILivesGreenInfogfx4Web01.jpgIn conjunction with the survey, CAI, the leading authority in community association education, governance and management, announces its first-ever CAI Lives Green campaign to empower and recognize community associations worldwide who commit to environmental sustainability.  

To kick off the campaign, CAI has launched a Green Resolution Challenge as a way to recognize communities' commitment to the environment. The challenge, inspired by New Year's resolutions, encourages participants to pledge one resolution that will make their community more sustainable between Earth Day 2017 and Earth Day 2018. Everyone who completes the Green Resolution Challenge will be recognized on the CAI Lives Green webpage and entered automatically in a drawing to win CAI Lives Green prizes.

Additional resources for the CAI Lives Green campaign include:

  • Community: Earth, a free 24-page resource guide that describes energy-saving approaches, solar panel installation, the value of community gardens, and more.
  • Examples of best practices that feature various communities' approaches to fostering sustainability within their region.
  • A checklist of ways community association managers and residents can contribute to living green each day.

While the CAI Lives Green campaign is new, CAI has been a longtime supporter of thoughtful environmental stewardship. CAI's public policy abides by three fundamental principles:

  • Collaboration with our neighbors is the best way to develop sustainable, consensus-driven decisions.
  • Respecting property rights and honoring private agreements between associations and homeowners are compatible with sustainable environmental practices.
  • Vigilant consideration of our actions can minimize our environmental footprint.

"It's now more important than ever to encourage and empower communities worldwide to do their part in fostering sustainable, green environments—and that's why CAI is recognizing the hard and thoughtful work of our members doing so," said Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. "CAI Lives Green was created to promote environmental sustainability for community associations today and for tomorrow."

For more information about the CAI Lives Green campaign and our policies on green initiatives, go here. Keep up to date on social media by following the hashtag #CAILivesGreen.


About Community Associations Institute (CAI)
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in more than 338,000 community associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 62 affiliated chapters within the U.S, Canada, and South Africa as well as with housing leaders in a number of countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  

A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.


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