Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Charlotte Regional Realtor Association goes green

The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association is hosting a "Don't Dump, Donate" recycling drive to benefit Goodwill Industries.

The public is invited to drop off household items, furniture, sports equipment, clothes and electronics between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 25 at the Realtor association's parking lot at 1201 Greenwood Cliff, Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

For a list of items Goodwill will accept, go to www.goodwillsp.org.

The drive is part of the association's Green Week, which celebrates Earth Day. In addition to the recycling drive, the association is hosting a conference to educate members about green homes and the green home real estate market.

The Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. is also offering new and improved search fields for green new homes and green upgrades to existing homes. People can search for a home with various green certifications and energy-efficient specifications.

For more information about green homes, go to www.CarolinaHome.com/Green.