As described on the Get Started page, any Highland Oaks resident can get involved in their neighborhood's efforts to "go green" in two simple ways:
1. Commit at the Household Level by filling out the How Green Can I Be? form.
A progress dashboard has been developed to highlight the number of forms filled out by the Highland Oaks residents. The dashboard shows the progress of Highland Oaks towards its recognition as a Green Neighborhood. Silver, Gold and Platinum levels will be awarded depending on the number of forms that are filled out. This dashboard is updated in the first week of every month.
2. Get Together with Your Neighbors to Participate in Community Activities (coordinated by the Neighborhood Volunteer Team)
Get energized, have fun, and make new friends in your neighborhood while inspiring each other along the way by participating in several Community Activities being offered especially to your community. These activities, many of which are being brought to you at your doorstep, are excellent opportunities to learn something new or something you were always interested in but have never had a chance to engage in.
Forthcoming Community Activities
There are no additional activities scheduled at this time.
Community Activities Completed To Date
Small scale solutions – Aug 20, 2016
Volunteer Leader Coordinator: Kim and Kaleigh Ault
Electric vehicles (EV) – Sept 10, 2016
Volunteer Leader Coordinator: Meena and Mollie Dorr
Home energy efficiency – Mar 11, 2017
Volunteer Leader Coordinator: Catherine Smith
Discover your backyard – Mar 25, 2017
Volunteer Leader Coordinator: Paula Renke
The Highland Oaks Leadership Team describes their community as follows:
"Appropriately named, Highland Oaks is a wooded, diverse, mid-sized neighborhood tucked near the heart of Cary. Its residents enjoy the green areas everyday and appreciate the natural areas which promote Best Management Practices for water pollution management while sustaining wildlife. The neighborhood's Home Owners Association reflected the desires of the community in committing forward progression of green practices by transitioning original landscaping to drought tolerant flora. Only ten years old, Highland Oaks is proud to make a positive difference in its environment one resident at a time."