Reston Environmental Action (REACT) is a non-profit organization mobilizing residents in grassroots activities promoting the environmental and community health of Reston. We support a sustainable local economy that respects our natural and human resources and strive to increase awareness of the impact of individual and community lifestyle and consumption choices on the land, air, water and the community.

  Home by home, neighborhood by neighborhood,
                   growing a greener Reston.

Reston residents working with neighbors to promote habits that lessen our environmental impact. REACT Members, see you at the next social gathering at Cafesano's on July 19 at 4pm. Look for the group with the blue REACT bags!

 

REACT members identify, design and implement community environmental projects.

 

These community actions are building blocks that support larger movements and complement national strategies to implement sound environmental practices.

 

REACT is a member-directed organization.   Members determine, plan and are involved in implementing our projects.  We welcome any level of participation - from simply joining and keeping up with our activities through our monthly emails to involvement in a committee or holding neighborhood meetings.  Members, as well as the general public, are also invited to join us at the REACT Annual Membership Meeting held each October.

 

Making changes in our daily lives adds up to significant progress.  And we can accomplish so much more by meeting with neighbors.  "The 'little things' we all do are not futile. In fact, little things add up fast. Especially if you do them, and then talk to your friends and family so that they start doing them too. That's the magic of the multiplier effect." Grist, June 2010

"I can write my Congressional representatives and send a donation to a national environmental group, but I also want to be locally involved in sustaining the environment."
Thea Kreinik, REACT President and founding member

"Lots of us have ideas for community projects that protect the environment, but without an organization to provide support, it's hard to find the time to organize a project yourself."
John Higgins, REACT Treasurer and founding member

REACT received the 2009 Reston Citizens Association Reston Sustainability Award in the nonprofit category.

 

Projects

How the projects work

REACT projects are carried out through neighborhood meetings.  Your neighborhood could be your cluster, street or building.  When neighbors work together to make changes for the environment, it's more effective and enjoyable. 

 

Your participation requires minimal time and effort.  Simply host a meeting for your neighbors in your home or in a nearby common area; REACT will do the rest!

The following neighborhoods have participated in REACT projects.  Many have completed several!

  • Brookshire Court
  • Coleson
  • Country Courts
  • Country Walk
  • Moorings
  • Ridgewood
  • Soapstone
  • Vantage Hill
  • Wethersfield
  • Wheelwright

 

 Become a Member, Join Us!

Reston Environmental Action, Last modified March 2014 

We welcome any level of participation – from simply joining and keeping up with our activities through our monthly emails to involvement in a committee or holding neighborhood meetings.

REACT is a member-directed organization.  Members determine, plan and are involved in implementing our projects.

Member dues are $5 per person yearly, for anyone 16 or older who lives or work in the Small Tax District #5.  Send your name, street address and email address to REACT, PO Box 8942, Reston, VA  20195.  Please make checks out to Reston Environmental Action.

REACT is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Dues and donations are tax deductible.

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