Building on our traditions, values and leadership, Reston of the 21st century continues to be a diverse
and healthy community that fosters stewardship of natural beauty and has a vibrant, resilient economy.
Objectives for Year One of a Three-Year Initiative
1. To begin an outreach program that will provide the community the educational foundation to
understand sustainability and what it means for Reston.
2. To create action steps that households can take to use sustainable practices that benefit the
greater Reston community. The goal is to have 12% of the approximately 25,000 households in
Reston sign Sustainable Reston Pledge cards making this commitment. The goal target date is
Founders Day in April 2012.
3. To introduce the Sustainable Reston initiative at a community meeting, the “Sustainable Reston
Forum,” Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods.
Description of the Sustainable Reston Forum
1. The event is free and open to all members of the community who are interested in getting involved
in the initiative – Sustainable Reston.
2. At the event, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will set the stage for sustainability
within the context of the work of the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force and explain the
challenge to the community.
3. Attendees will be encouraged to sign a Sustainable Reston Pledge to make changes that will
benefit the environment, make their lifestyles more sustainable, and contribute to the sustainability
of our community’s economy. Actions that can be taken to support the Pledge fall into the
categories of Transportation, Home and Lifestyle, Environment, and Buying Local. These will be
discussed by a panel of “champions” familiar with sustainable practices in those areas.
4. A keynote speaker, Mike Shuman, who is a prominent figure in the arena of sustainable initiatives,
will motivate attendees and be available to answer questions.
5. The Sustainable Reston Pledge will provide households the opportunity to take specific actions to
use sustainable practices that benefit the greater Reston community. The goal is to have 12% of
Reston’s households pledge to take part in the initiative by Founders’ Day, April 2012.
6. Display tables will provide additional resources for sustainability practices available in Reston.